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  • Chronic irritation from exposure to muddy, contaminated areas or hard, rocky ground or stubble can lead to overgrowth of tissues between the claws, commonly known as an interdigital fibroma. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Jim Patrico)

    Ask the Vet

    Cattle with poor conformation, or those that are over-conditioned, are more likely to develop interdigital fibromas.

  • Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on Nov. 1, 2022, USDA NASS reported on Friday. (DTN ProphetX chart)

    USDA Nov. 1 Cattle on Feed Report

    Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on Nov. 1, 2022. The inventory was 2% below Nov. 1, 2021, USDA NASS reported on Friday.

  • Hay price and availability this year will factor heavily into the decision to carry beef cows through the winter. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Boyd Kidwell)

    New Winter Feed Cost Calculations

    Based on fair-quality hay, University of Missouri field specialists estimate the cost to carry a cow through the coming winter will range from $1.86 to $2.68 (per head, per day), depending on whether the cow is a spring- or fall-calver...

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