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Ask The Vet
Mon Apr 8, 2013 02:12 PM CDT

QUESTION: Our family farm is looking to update and improve efficiency. At one time, we had more than 200 cows, but now there are only about 100 head. We need to get the farm back to making money. Where do we start?

ANSWER: The foundation of every good cattle operation starts with three fundamental things. First, you need good working facilities; next, a controlled calving season; and finally, a good recordkeeping system. All of these work together to create an efficient, well-organized business.

Working facilities should be such that cattle can ...

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