U.S. cattlemen have long recognized the importance of the proper care and handling of their livestock. That responsibility is also one of the four pillars – “Your Cattle” – of Merck Animal Health’s Responsible Beef campaign.
From cow/calf operations and backgrounding programs to feedyard management practices, ensuring that animals are well cared for not only makes good business sense – it’s also the right thing to do.
Producers can maximize their animal-health protocols and help ensure the efficacy of injectable cattle products, such as vaccines and antibiotics, by implementing and adhering to sound management practices.
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We’ve all heard the famous quote, “failing to plan is planning to fail,” and this advice holds true when it comes to implementing successful protocols in your feedyard.
At Cattle Empire LLC in Satanta, Kansas, there’s an ongoing effort to improve animal well-being, led by CEO Roy Brown and Dave Sjeklocha, D.V.M., operations manager of animal health and welfare. Among their next areas of focus: instituting a quarterly animal well-being training program for all employees.