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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.

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One-And-Done Approach to Implanting Pays Off

Learn why Midcon Feeders sees benefits in one-and-done implanting using REVALOR®-XS.

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Embracing efficiency to preserve dairy legacy

Arizona Dairy Company has worked for 50-plus years to ensure its dairy legacy and elite Holstein genetics. Read more about how owner Justin Stewart approaches efficiency and cow care.

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Look to cow monitoring tools, not outside, for heat stress indicators

Heat stress is one of the most costly challenges on U.S. dairy farms in the summertime. Learn about management tips.

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What practices pay off at the auction block?

Discover cattle management decisions, programs and health protocols that drive price per pound paid by buyers at livestock auctions.

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Deworming and implanting provide big return on investment

Dr. Ted Dahlstrom shares the importance of investing in beef cattle health and the impact dewormer and implanting can have on your farm’s ROI.

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New EID rules spark questions

New EID ear tag requirements will impact those sending cattle across state lines. Be informed and ready.

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Cartridges For Cash nears $150,000 in donations

Producers and veterinarians have worked together to raise nearly $150,000 through Merck’s ongoing Cartridges for Cash program.

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Parasite control critical for high-risk stocker cattle at Oklahoma’s Shero Ranch

Learn how Earl Shero takes on the challenges of raising high-risk stocker cattle using a comprehensive herd health program.

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Creating resilience against BRD

Learn from Dr. Dean Fish about Sante Fe Ranch and the approach they take to managing bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

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Moving repro efficiency forward

Discover how Van Voorst Dairy has improved their dairy cattle reproduction efficiency using estrus synchronization and cow monitoring technology.

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Impact of Implants at Branding Time

Dr. Lee-Anne Walter answers questions about why you should be implanting beef calves at branding time.

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Is your deworming program working?

Build up cattle performance by using these five steps in your deworming program.

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Keep bovine coronavirus (BCV) on your radar

Bovine coronavirus can negatively impact dairy health and farm profits. Learn about prevention and treatment strategies for your calves.

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New Allflex® CleanVax™ optimizes intranasal vaccination

Merck Animal Health Allflex® CleanVax™ nozzles and shields enhance calf comfort and hygiene while providing clean and convenient intranasal vaccine administration.

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Building BRD resilience in young calves

Strengthen resilience to bovine respiratory disease in young calves by using best management practices and health protocols.

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How internal parasites impact cattle immunity and vaccine efficacy

Learn how internal parasites in beef cattle impact the immune system and how producers can adjust their deworming strategy for prevention.

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Keep bovine coronavirus (BCV) on your radar

The effects of bovine coronavirus can be detrimental to cattle health and profitability. Learn about prevention and treatment strategies.

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Nebraska producer relies on CleanVax™ to optimize intranasal vaccination

A Nebraska cattle producer shares why he leverages CleanVax™ to optimize intranasal vaccination.

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FAQs: BANAMINE® TRANSDERMAL (flunixin transdermal solution)

Discover answers to your questions about our flunixin transdermal solution, Banamine® Transdermal.

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How to set cows up for success at preg-check

Discover how developing a cow preg-check process can help keep your cows healthy and support a successful calving season.

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Best practices to prepare for BRD season

Fall is a great time to review and update bovine respiratory disease (BRD) prevention protocols for your cattle. Learn about the latest best practices.

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BRD: diagnose and treat early for better outcomes

Your calves can still be impacted by bovine respiratory disease (BRD) even with prevention plans. Learn about reducing lung damage using early diagnosis and treatment.

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Tips to sharpen your dry-off practices

Dairies often struggle with completing dry-off practices consistently. Read through our expert tips to strengthen your dry cow management.

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Pain control in cattle: the right thing to do

Pain management is important for sustainable cattle production. Learn about a trustworthy pain control option for beef cattle and the science behind how it works.

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Why don’t my calves sell for more?

Increasing the value of your calf crop begins with evaluating management decisions, programs and health protocols for a better understanding of how they impact overall revenue.

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Brush up on ear tagging techniques

Brush up on your cattle ear tagging skills by studying new practices and technologies. These recent introductions help make the process safer and easier.

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Preweaning and weaning vaccination efforts that pay off

Preweaning and weaning calf vaccination both work to protect against respiratory disease issues. Learning about these topics can improve fall profits.

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