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Pasture Visitors: Please Close the Gate

I don’t mind if pasture visitors visit the pasture. But how hard is it to remember close the freakin gate?  Pasture visitors: PLEASE close the entrance gate whether you think there’s cattle in that pasture or pen. Really, though. How hard is it? You might think those cows are happily grazing that sweet grass. Truth: They are happy …

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Why is That Cow Eating Her Placenta?

First you see the cute new calf. Then, you see the cow eating her placenta. Yuck! The cow eating her placenta after birth is actually a pretty normal thing. Believe it or not, the cow eating her placenta is a healthy cow. After the calf is born, the placenta sack must also be born within eight hours. Then, …

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How to Choose the Perfect Bull for Heifers

So, you’re wanting to choose the perfect bull for your replacement heifers.  Choose wisely, friend. A great herd bull not only represents half the quality of your herd. He also represents half the problems you will face during calving season. Especially with heifers. As a review, a heifer is a female cow that has not …

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