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Stocker Set Up
Mon Mar 31, 2014 09:31 AM CDT

Over the years, Ken McMillan has seen a lot of stocker operations come and go. The Alabama veterinarian and cattleman developed a checklist producers can use as they bring in stocker calves.

McMillan, who writes The Progressive Farmer's "Ask the Vet" column, said the goal of his plan is simply to cut death losses, reduce the number of sick calves and ultimately boost profits.

He emphasized this is a guide and there is no cookie-cutter program that will fit every operation or even every load ...

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