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Looking over your replacement heifers each spring makes you feel proud of the job you did selecting and growing them since weaning. You’ve got a lot of money tied up in your calves, so picking the right bull is critical. But what about risk management? Not the kind of risk management that requires a banker or a commodity broker, but the kind that reduces risk from reproductive disease losses.
There are two sides of the equation when it comes to reducing environmental stress. The first part is creature comfort and the other is implementing best practices during processing. Minimizing stress is important because of the significant impact it can have on the development and spread of bovine respiratory disease (BRD).
As a sign of their commitment to producing responsible beef and community involvement, Cactus Feeders added the following sentence to their company's mission statement: " Feeding a hungry world, starting with family, friends and neighbors."
Calving season — a demanding time for producers — is an eventful period that may cause stress and several health concerns for the herd. For optimal herd health this spring, it’s essential for producers to follow a few steps — proper nutrition and vaccination; proactive newborn calf health; and pasture turnout health protocols.