• High quality colostrum replacers will help guarantee a calf's immune system is working at peak level. (Progressive Farmer photo by Boyd Kidwell)

    Ask the Vet

    If there's any doubt as to whether a calf is getting its share of colostrum, a replacer is a good investment.

  • USDA released its Sept. 1 Cattle on Feed report on Friday. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer file photo by Jim Patrico)

    Cattle on Feed Report Summary

    Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on September 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday.

  • Even with huge strides in genomics, real-world performance still counts. (Progressive Farmer photo by Karl Wolfshohl)

    The Real World

    It may be tempting to select a bull based on how aspects look on paper but seeing those aspects in person is still important.

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