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Black baldy on pasture in Oklahoma. BVD Is Alive And Well

The most important aspect of virus transmission in cattle is dam to calf during pregnancy. The effect on the pregnancy and the calf depends on when it is exposed during gestation.

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Brad Hulett
Hulett: Packers Manage Easily

Feeders in the South hurried to sell cattle on a Tuesday-steady bid. The early trade made it easy on the Packers who seemed more than willing to take on the inventory at steady money.

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Black baldy on pasture in Oklahoma.
BVD Is Alive And Well

The most important aspect of virus transmission in cattle is dam to calf during pregnancy. The effect on the pregnancy and the calf depends on when it is exposed during gestation.

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Meat Packers Accelerated Spread of COVID-19, Study Says

New research published by the National Academy of Sciences ties livestock meat packing plants to 6% to 8% of U.S. COVID-19 cases, and 3% to 4% of the deaths through late July.

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Weaned calves
Derrell Peel: Fall Feeder Cattle Market Dynamics

Feeder markets are reflecting a mix of influences including seasonal supplies of calves, wheat pasture forage conditions, higher corn prices and volatility in futures markets.

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JBS To Pay COVID-19-Related Healthcare Costs for Employees

The company announced Friday that 100% of expenses related to COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment would be covered, effective retroactively to March 1.

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Feeder cattle sold uneven
Cash Fed Cattle Steady To Softer, Feeders Uneven

The Choice beef cutout price has rallied nearly $30 in November while cash fed cattle prices have gained just $5. As a result, packer margins have increased while feeding margins struggle to remain above water.

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Now is the time to make plans for the 2021 grazing season.
Now is Time to Plan for 2021 Grazing Season

Pastures stressed by drought and/or overgrazing this fall more than likely will experience a delay in grazing readiness in 2021, irrelevant of the amount of snow received this winter and rainfall received next spring.

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Backgrounding calves
Rising Feed Prices Affect Backgrounding Decisions

As feed prices rise, calf prices tend to trend lower, and ranchers may consider backgrounding calves for a period of time to help get calves through weaning stress and develop immunity through administered vaccines.

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The concept of herd immunity is a companion concept to individual immunity.
Herd Immunity An Important Concept For Humans, Animals

The goal of herd immunity is the reduction of infection or disease in a population’s susceptible segment.

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Musk Thistle
Fall Good Time to Manage Some Pasture Weeds

Fall is the ideal time to treat many weeds on the noxious thistle list, including musk thistle.

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