Feed Lot

DEC 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 December 2018 11 brush or currycomb chute-side. Upon determining that the ear is clean, the implant should be placed in the middle third of the ear, about halfway up from the tip to the head. Implants should be placed directly under the skin, taking care to avoid placing the implant in the actual cartilage of the ear. Once you with- draw the needle, take a moment to put pressure on the puncture site to help close up the hole. It's also good practice to feel the implant site to make sure that the implant was placed properly and no pellets were crushed. The implant needle should be disinfected between each calf. This can be done by keeping a pan, such as a paint pan, with a sponge soaked in Nolvasan ® disinfectant chute-side. After each calf is im- planted simply swipe the needle across the sponge to disinfect. This will help reduce the chances of infection of the implant. In conclusion, choosing the ap- propriate implant for your opera- tion and utilizing proper techniques when administering an implant will help maximize implant return. Con- tact a consultant at Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. for a customized implant program that works for your operation For more information, visit www.gplc-inc.com. FL our Implant PROTERNATIVE-THE NEW MEASURE OF PREVENTION The industry is changing; it's time to take cattle feeding down a new road. Recent advancements in cattle nutrition have opened new routes to help limit pulls, treatment and positively benefit the health of an animal. Adopting a new measure of prevention through the feed is an important first step to help minimize delays on the road ahead. Take a new road with ProTernative ® - a proven probiotic that positively activates the immune system of cattle during times of stress. ProTernative works in the lower gut to influence the animal's natural immunity through an internal active process that only a specific, robust and active live yeast can deliver. The road you've always taken doesn't cut it anymore. Feed ProTernative and take a new measure of prevention. LALLEMAND ANIMAL NUTRITION Tel: 414 464 6440 Email: LAN_NA@lallemand.com www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com Not all products are available in all markets nor are all claims allowed in all regions. ©2016. ProTernative is a registered trademark of Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

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