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Beef Articles and Videos

Explore our news articles and videos to gain fresh insights into cattle vaccines, parasite management, reproduction, technology, innovations and more.

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Dairy Articles and Videos

View our news articles and videos to learn what’s new in the dairy industry as it relates to topics like vaccinations, mastitis, reproduction, technology and more.

Featured Content

H. Somni in cattle

Is H. somni a problem in today’s cattle populations?

H. somni is a major cause of bacterial pneumonia in cattle industries. Learn about the risks and symptoms of H. somni in cattle and prevention strategies.

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Herd of beef cattle

What additional benefits should I expect from giving calves an implant and a parasiticide at turnout?

Dr. John Hutcheson explains how an effective implanting program helps cattle reach their genetic potential more efficiently.

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Herd of beef cattle

Sustainability through animal health and productivity

Fifth-generation rancher Stephen Diebel shares the animal health and productivity practices he implements to improve cattle sustainability. 

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Reducing dry period mastitis in cattle

Seven strategies to reduce dry period mastitis

Follow these seven strategies to help prevent new IMIs and set dairy cows up for success post-calving.

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Beef x dairy cow

How to maximize the quality and value of beef x dairy calves

Beef x dairy crossbreeding is a growing trend that is here to stay. Learn how to maximize the value and quality of your beef x dairy cows.

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Aubrey VanLaan of Walnutdale Farms

Take a virtual tour of Walnutdale Farms

Watch a video tour of Walnutdale Farms and learn how Allflex monitoring technology from Merck helps them care for the herd of 1,600 Holsteins and 700 Jerseys.

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Cow data monitoring mobile app

New mobile app for Allflex DataFlow™ II System delivers real-time cow monitoring data from anywhere

Merck recently launched a dairy cow monitoring mobile app to help dairy producers manage cows better and more efficiently. See how it works.

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New Dry Cow Care DAIRY CARE365® training module

New Dry Cow Care DAIRY CARE365® training module

The new DAIRY CARE365 e-learning module, Dry Cow Management, focuses on the importance of proper cow care at dry-off and during the dry period.

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Safe-Guard for deworming

Set a deworming strategy now for success over winter

It’s never too early to start thinking about your fall deworming strategy. Here’s why you should get a head start for winter success.

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Dairy calves

Optimizing immune function in neonatal calves

Vaccinating a newborn calf doesn’t mean it is immediately protected. Learn about other contributing factors to various diseases and how to prevent infection.

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Giving a vaccine to beef cattle

How do we keep antibiotics working?

The list of new antibiotics for cattle isn’t growing. From prevention to detection and treatment, learn about the Health for Animals association’s roadmap to keeping cattle healthy.

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Calves in hutches

Checklist for newborn calves moving to hutches

The beginning of a calf’s life can dramatically impact the future. Use this checklist for moving calves to hutches to improve immune function and minimize disease risks.

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Preventing pinkeye in dairy cows

Three-prong approach helps put a stop to pinkeye

A comprehensive IBK management plan is critical prior to pinkeye season to prevent infection in cattle. Learn how to develop an effective plan.

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Economics of extending days on feed: live, carcass or grid sales

See the results of a trial that tested the economics of increasing days-on-feed and takeaways for your feeding and implant program.

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Group of calves

Top five reasons to implant calves at weaning

From economic benefits to ease of use, discover five key reasons to implant calves before they head to the feedlot.

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two cattle. One that is in front with an ear tag clearly visible.

Elevate care to protect against BRD

Protecting cattle against BRD begins with good animal husbandry practices and a comprehensive vaccine program.

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Deworming cattle to maximize performance

Deworming to maximize cattle performance

Parasites negatively impact the overall health and performance of cattle. Learn how to deworm beef cattle for maximum efficacy in four key steps.

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Preconditioning calves

Precondition for healthier, higher-value calves

One of the most effective strategies to improve calves’ health and performance is by implementing preconditioning programs.

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Herd Health Manager, new tool for customizing herd health plans

New tool for customizing dairy herd health plans

This new online tool for dairy herd health management guides producers and their veterinarians to build a customized herd health plan. Discover how it works.

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Milk culturing for mastitis

Milk culturing matters for mastitis management

Milk culturing helps identify the causes of clinical mastitis to help you adjust mastitis treatment protocols and improve udder health management.

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Feed deworming cattle

Feed dewormers are an easy and viable option for summer parasite management

Learn about the effectiveness of cattle feed dewormers for summer parasite management.

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Cattle health technologies that improve sustainability

Cattle health technologies help producers advance their operation’s sustainability

Learn about some of the new products and technologies available today that improve sustainability in the cattle industry.

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AROVYN™ cattle antibiotic

New antibiotic option for BRD, pinkeye and foot rot now available

A new antibiotic that treats BRD, foot rot and pinkeye is now FDA approved. See how it can help treat some of the most common cattle disease challenges.

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Preconditioning program for healthier calves

Maximize your preconditioning program for healthier, higher-value calves

Preconditioning programs help boost calves’ immune systems and health status. Learn about vaccines that can help maximize your program.

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Jordan Matthews from Rosy Lane

Rosy-Lane shares keys to reproductive success

Jordan Matthews, owner and manager at Rosy-Lane, highlights three keys to their success in producing reproductively efficient dairy cows. 

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Improving dairy heifer reproduction efficiency

Use these data insights to improve heifer reproduction efficiency

A deep dive into your herd records may hold insights to help improve heifer reproduction efficiency, ensure adequate replacement numbers and add value to your operation.

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Dairy cow

Choose the right vaccine for calf scours protection

Colostrum management is a critical factor in raising healthy dairy calves. By choosing the right vaccine, you reduce the risk of calf scours.

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