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Herd Health
Mon Feb 4, 2013 09:26 AM CST

Like unicorns and free lunches, there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all cow herd health calendar. Unique environments, resources and marketing goals demand that each operation run on its own clock.

But Texas A&M University Extension veterinarian Floron "Buddy" Faries will tell you pretty emphatically that proper timing is critical to health practice efficacy.

"For most cow herd health practices, if you're not doing them at the right time, you're wasting your money," he asserts.

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With an eye toward simplifying the practice for cow-calf operators, Faries and Texas A&M developed an ...

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