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American Cattlemen August 2024

This Issue Brings You:

  • Don’t Forget the freeze: Winter Cattle Management Strategies
  • Podcast Profile
  • Keeping Records Electronically
  • Time-Saving Tips for Trouble-shooting Electric Fences
  • You need a portable cattle corral. Here’s 4 reasons why.
  • How to Choose the Right Forage/Feed Wagon for Your Livestock Operation?
  • Flying K Ranch Angus: Making A Name for Themselves
  • From surviving to thriving

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Management and Challenges of Solar-Powered Electric Fencing

 By Jaclyn Krymowski. Electric fencing may be one of the biggest innovations in livestock handling since barbed wire. With better reliability, affordability and, thanks to enhanced solar batteries, more effective range and mobility, we are living in a global era of portable and permanent fencing. Beyond keeping animals in, electric fencing has also offered a […]

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Calf Vaccinations

 By Heather Smith Thomas. Newborn calves gain temporary (passive) immunity from diseases when they ingest colostrum, since this “first milk” contains maternal antibodies.  After a few weeks or months this temporary protection wanes, however, and calves must build their own immunities.  Vaccinating calves at the proper time in their young lives can help protect them […]

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From Surviving to Thriving

A Closer Look at How the New Product FerAppease® can help Cattle Mitigate Stress, while Benefiting Health, Weight Gain, and Well-being.  By Rodrigo C. Bicalho, DVM, PhD – Fera Diagnostics and Biologicals Corporation. What is FerAppease? FerAppease’s active ingredient is a synthetic analogue of the Maternal Bovine Appeasing Substance (MBAS). MBAS is naturally secreted by the […]

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Should I Test for BVD?

 Article and photos courtesy of Central State Testing. Most people associate BVD with large, train wreck-like catastrophes. Rarely is this the case. What BVD does is quietly rob you by decreased gain, increased medicine costs, increased mortality and morbidity. You are puzzled — something is wrong with that pen and no matter what you do […]

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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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Publisher of American Cattlemen and American Dairymen magazines. Founded over 30 years ago, Twin Rivers Media serves the information and marketing needs of America’s beef and dairy producers.

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