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Stressed Stockers
Mon Sep 1, 2014 11:08 AM CDT

Pasture-based stocker operators like Keith Glover may be at the mercy of weather, but most will admit the No. 1 production headache they have year in and year out is health care.

Bringing home 450- to 600-pound calves from his local sale barn can also mean bringing home a load of animals in bad need of deworming. Glover starts his program almost as soon as cattle hit his Greensboro, Ala., operation.

Generally, Glover buys calves locally on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, although at times, he does get cattle out of Florida. As he ...

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