Treating Sick Cattle – What does it really cost
Evan Vermeer – Senior Cattle Consultant, Land O Lakes Feed ?
Let’s look at the Ranch to Rail data on the subject:
The solution to this problem has several parts. The more we know about the origin and handling of the cattle prior to arrival at the lot, the better off we are. We need to have a program of processing laid out before arrival. This program should be tailored to what we know about this particular pen of cattle. This procedure should include time needed for resting cattle, vaccinations to be given, implants to be used, and parasite treatment needed. Specific products should be defined in this plan.