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 3 Volume XXVI Number 8 December 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 FEEDLOT FOCUS Pneumonia in feeder calves? 6 Don't forget histophilus somni Getting the most out of your implant 10 Administration and product selection are important Packer talks transparency, trust and demand drivers 14 Hear from Tyson's perspective COW CALF CORNER Lower heifer cost, not fertility 16 Think of final product when growing heifers 3 tips to improve your breeding program 18 Thoughts to get cows prepared for winter INDUSTRY & INNOVATION Pressure is on in lame duck session 12 Farm Bill is on the agenda for Congress Genetic Potential 20 Angus Link brings buyers and sellers together through the power of information Blockchain technology for beef 22 Wyoming ranchers are taking advantage of the opportunity MANAGEMENT Developing your hiring manual 24 What are the essential elements to include? 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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