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American Cattlemen March 2024

This Issue Brings You:

  • Choosing Modified-Live or Killed Vaccines for Calves
  • What do Stocker and Cow-calf Producers think of Virtual Fencing
  • Anatomy of Sale Hosting
  • Introducing Arrowlock – An All-New Era in Cattle Handling is Here

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Choosing Modified-Live or Killed Vaccines For Calves

Choosing Modified-Live or Killed Vaccines For Calves By Heather Smith Thomas There are many commercial vaccines available to protect cattle against infectious agents. Some are modified-live vaccines and others are killed products. It’s not always easy to decide which are best when vaccinating calves. Dr. Donal O’Toole, a pathologist at Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, University […]

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The 15th Annual Iowa’s Best Burger Contest

The 15th Annual Iowa’s Best Burger Contest Article courtesy of Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) are excited to announce the commencement of the 15th annual Iowa’s Best Burger contest. This highly anticipated event has become a hallmark of culinary excellence, showcasing the diverse […]

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Importance of Colostrum for Calves

Importance of Colostrum for Calves By Heather Smith Thomas Newborn calves need colostrum to help protect them from diseases they face in the first weeks of life. Unlike human babies that obtain mother’s antibodies via mother’s bloodstream and placenta, ruminants are born with a naïve immune system. Dr. Travis White, Director of Veterinary Services, SCCL […]

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Bimeda® US Launches BOVitalize™ – A New Oral Vitamin and Mineral Supplement For Cattle

Bimeda® US Launches BOVitalize™ – A New Oral Vitamin and Mineral Supplement For Cattle Article courtesy of Bimeda® Bimeda, Inc. has recently launched BOVitalize™ in the US. BOVitalize is an oral vitamin and mineral supplement for beef and dairy cows, bulls and ruminating calves. Vitamin and mineral nutrition is vital to cattle throughout their lifetimes. […]

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Featured Story

Maximize Profitability with Wagyu

Beef Cattle producers are feeling more optimistic. With an El Nino winter forecasted, cattle producers are anticipating a reprieve from multi-year drought conditions. For consecutive years the beef cattle herd has been in decline due to environmental conditions. A March 2023 USDA report shows that since 2022, there has been a 4% decrease in beef cows, 6% decrease in replacement heifers, and 5% decrease in heifers expected to calve this year. According to another published USDA article, the latest cattle inventory peaked in 2019 at 94.8 million and has since plummeted 6% to 89.3 million this year. The rapid decline in beef cattle inventory over the past four years was driven by drought conditions; however Northern states experienced above average rainfall during the 2023 spring and summer months and in the coming months NOAA predicts a wetter-than-average winter in the southeastern United States, allowing calf producers in recovering areas to consider opportunities to rebuild their herd.

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