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The Cattle Connection

The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Another successful year for the IPT Bull Sale

Posted by Travis Meteer - Genetics

The Illinois Performance Tested (IPT) Bull Sale was the lead-off event at the 2016 Illinois Beef Expo held Feb. 25 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. The sale had the second-highest overall average in the 48-year history at $4,109 on 45 lots. "This sale continues to be one of the best sources for total performance genetics in the Midwest," said Travis Meteer, IPT sale...

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Neonatal Calf Management

Written by Dr. Dallas Duncan-Meteer DVM, Mt. Sterling Veterinary Clinic In the cow-calf sector, the key to increasing income is to increase reproductive efficiency. The best way to do this is to increase the number of calves weaned and sold, relative to the number of brood cows in the herd. Reproductive efficiency is directly related to proper management and husban...

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