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Culling Strategy:Should She Stay or Go?

06.28.2016                                           

Culling – as boring of a subject it may be, your culling strategy is an important factor in the health and future of your herd.  Culling “strategy” is something that is highly variable from farm-to-farm.  First, having a culling strategy implies that you have a choice .. Read More                       

 

Veterinary Feed Directive

06.28.2016                                             

The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulations will be going into effect January 1st, 2017.  What does this mean for your operation? These FAQ’s should help shed some light.. Read More                       

 

Spring Labor Saving Tips

03.29.2016                                             

Spring is a busy time of the year with beef cows calving and corn planting around the corner. One of the best parts of being a Veterinarian is learning about the innovative ways some of our clients find to save time and labor... Read More                       

Salmonella in Dairy Cattle

03.29.2016                                               

Salmonella in dairy cattle can be a devastating disease in cows and calves of any age or stage of production.  Treatment is difficult, and protection from vaccines is no guarantee, which makes this one of the more frustrating diseases for farmers and veterinarians to deal with... Read More                          

 

Pipestone Livestock Auction Market

11.10.2015                                              

"The more things change, the more they stay the same."  The old adage can apply to many things about modern agriculture.  While technologies and management practices are changing many things about how livestock are raised, successful farms and businessses are still built on relationships and commitment to animal care... Read More                       

Reducing Stress During Weaning

11.10.2015                                               

The old adage "Good Things Come in Small Packages," is ringing true for a number of beef producers this season, thanks to a new product that is significantly reducing sress on calves during weaning... Read More                          

 

Early Pregnancy Determination in the Beef Herd

07.01.2015                                                

Every year there is the question of when should I or shouldn't I pull the bull away from the cows.  A lot of decision depends on how long of a calving season you want next spring and how drawn out your calving season was this spring... Read More                          

 

IVF Part of Nosbush Genetic Strategy

07.01.2015                                              

A Minnesota dairy farm family is using leading edge technologies to improve the genetics of their dairy herd.  Brad Nosbush and his brothers David and Leroy own and operate Nosbush Dairy near Fairfax, Minnesota... Read More                       

Managing Risks: Are You Informed?

07.01.2015                                                 

Risk management is nothing new to livestock producers.  Whether your primary business involves raising beef cattle, selling milk, or raising replacement animals for your clients...many of your decisions are based on managing risks.  Think about it:  If you knew that the top bull at a sale would give you four to five years of rapid genetic improvement in...  Read More                          


Battling Calf Scours

03.04.2015                                                

Calf scours is a disease that many producers face in the first few months of life with their calves. Read More                          

 

Partnership Provides Opportunities for Cattle Producers

03.04.2015                                                

It is no secret that farming can be a difficult business to break into, especially if a young farmer doesn't have a family member to farm with.  However, Kelly Lyons of Garretson, South Dakota, has turned an interest in cattle into a full time career thanks to a solid partnership, hard work,. Read More                       

Controlling Mastitis

03.04.2015                                                 

While it might seem like this article is a case of the "too little, too late," take heart; seven months from now, it will e time to prepare for winter again!   Read More                          


Preparing Cattle For Winter

10.01.2014                                                

There are many steps to preparing your cattle for winter. Read More                          

 

Friendship to Long Term Partnership

10.01.2014                                                

A college friendship led to new opportunities and a long term partnership for Pat McGunegill and Dean Stoltenberg. Read More                          

 
 
Managing Summer Heat Stress

6.4.14                                                 

A reference guide to the three stages of parturition. Read More                          


From the Netherlands, to Canada, to Pipestone, MN

6.4.14                                                 

The drive to improve their dairy farm and provide better opportunities for their family has led John and Berlinda VanderWal to farms in three countries - Netherlands, Canada, and the U.S. Read More        


Stages of Parturition: Cattle Call March 2014

3.1.14                                                 

A reference guide to the three stages of parturition. Read More                     


 

Spring Cattle Market: Cattle Call March 2014

3.1.14

This spring, the cattle market has hit a record high. Read More                      


Change for the Future: Cattle Call March 2014

3.1.14

In recent years, "local" has become a popular buzzword in food production and marketing. Read More