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Ask the Vet
Mon May 12, 2014 09:22 AM 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 a hundred 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 ...

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