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Dewormers Done Right
Mon May 19, 2014 10:42 AM CDT

With 250 cows, their calves and his sale bulls, Lindy Sheppard believes in watching costs when it comes to dewormers. That's why the Sylvania, Ga., producer saves the priciest products for the animals he believes need them most -- namely his fall-born calves.

Sheppard's program rotates classes of product, as well as name brands and generics, to find a mix that both fits his budget and gets the job done. Most years, he starts out with Dectomax in January or February, when calves are 300 pounds. At 3 milliliters, cost comes in at ...

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