Livestock

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  • Cattle fever ticks carry a disease that once devastated herds in the 1800s and 1900s. (Photo courtesy BeaJai Merriman)

    Ask the Vet

    Deer may carry a tick that could cause a resurgence of cattle fever that first devastated herds a hundred years ago.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $7 lower on average at $153 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was lower at $153 per ton for the week ended Jan. 10.

  • The way cattle are handled, especially while loading or unloading them from trailers, can take away from their value at the sale barn. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    BQA Handling

    Stress for cattle comes in many forms, about half of which happens while loading and unloading animals. Much of that stress can be reduced by more personal interaction with the animals.

  • Paybacks from a good parasite-control program include weight gains and improved overall health.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Pounds Plus

    Parasites can reduce retention of feed, which means less weight, which in turn means less money for a calf.

Livestock Perspectives

Harrington's Sort & Cull

John Harrington
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