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We asked veterinarians for their thoughts on the key challenges and opportunities for success in eight categories during the decade of the 2020s.
What to Expect from the 2020s

Part 7: Animal Welfare

AABP Updates Dehorning Guidelines

Due to an emphasis on animal welfare and newer pain mitigation options available, AABP updates its calf dehorning guidelines.

Sources of pain for animals can include castration, tail docking, dehorning/disbudding or branding.
Ouch – that hurts!

Researchers address challenges in livestock pain mitigation.

Stockmanship experts Ron Gill (left) and Curt Pate will once again lead demonstrations on low-stress cattle handling.
Register for Upcoming Stockmanship and Stewardship Workshops

The well-regarded Stockmanship and Stewardship training programs continue this summer, with the next event scheduled for August 9 and 10 in Fort Collins Colorado.

The Gravedigger’s Tale: Farm Venture Turns Into Ministry

David Heidt is far more than a gravedigger—he is a minister of comfort. Beneath the ground of Heidt’s farmland, 2,500 meticulous horse burials testify to his care and service.

The USDA's cattle heat-stress forecast shows much of the eastern and central states under risk of dangerous to emergency heat stress as this week progresses.
Risk of Heat Stress Rises this Week

The July weather pattern is posing to offer challenges this week for feedlot operators and cattle producers.

The high-risk ratings reach north through Kansas, Nebraska and neighboring states, particularly on Thursday and Friday.
Beat the Heat

For most of us, July 4th means cookouts, parades and fireworks. But for livestock, it’s the unofficial entry to the “dog days of summer,” with the associated threat of damaging heat stress.

Ron Gill demonstrates challenges and skills in moving cattle.
Stockmanship and Stewardship event in Ames, June 28-29

Cattle producers should make plans to visit Ames, Iowa, for the Midwest Summer Stockmanship & Stewardship experience on June 28-29, 2019.