Feed Lot

NOV 2018

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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FEED•LOT November 2018 3 Volume XXVI Number 7 November 2018 FEATURES Jill Dunkel Editor feedlot@st-tel.net Annita Lorimor General Manager feedlot@st-tel.net Amy Spillman Digital/Circulation Manager circulation@feedlotmagazine.com Greg Strong Publisher bigguy@st-tel.net Robert A. Strong Editor Emeritus For National Sales Contact: Bob Brunker, J.L. Farmakis, Inc., 24 East Ave., #1350, New Canaan, CT 06840 / Email: bob@jlfarmakis.com / Sales Office: 203-834-8832 Cover photo by Amy Spillman FEEDLOT FOCUS Lower stress, lower morbidity? 6 Animal handling could decrease BRD losses Respect the "Natural Laws" of BRD 10 Is your operation biosecure? Implanting protocol 22 2 implants vs. 1 implant COW CALF CORNER Watch for a lousy situation this winter 12 Tips for effective lice control Windbreaks for cattle 14 Proper construction and design makes a difference STOCKER SPECIAL Weather delay 16 Monsoon rains stall stocker cattle turnout MARKETING/MANAGEMENT China key to cattle market prospects 8 Dan Basse offers a global market outlook BCI Research: How would 50% reduction in BRD impact the industry? 18 The answer might surprise you Rebuilding lost skills 20 Some skills are lost on the younger generation Road to approval 26 The process for product approval is a strict one SILENCER Hydraulic Chute Rubber-Belted Louvers - Angled, louvered blinds prevent animals from seeing humans in their flight zone, without hindering the operator's sight. 130 Point Noise Reuction System, or NRS , ensures a significantly reduced noise level during operation with 130 contact points sheathed in polyethylene. Hydraulic Neck Extender Bars - Control the animal's head in 3 ways giving the operator more control and better neck access. No need to re-set the bars, works on large and small cattle! 26" Rear Walk Through Doors (Palpation Doors) - Squeezes along with the chute sides Smooth Action Drop Pan - Can easily be removed . . . Quick Release Side Exit - Front or Rear Pivot . . Equal, Low Pressure Headdoors -Reduce animal stress and injury . Built to Order - 100s of Configurations to Fit Your Operation! facebook.com/MolyMFG - molymfg.com - (785) 472-3388 TM Carriers Available!

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