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Take care to remove or properly chop netwrap

Cattle will eat netwrap and this can lead to reduced 
gain and even, in some cases, sudden death

Should you be worried about cattle eating netwrap? The short answer is, maybe. Like twine, cattle will eat netwrap and it can accumulate in the rumen and cause impaction and bloat. The buildup, even if not severe enough to cause noticeable health issues, can reduce voluntary feed intake by three to five pounds a day. […] Read more

Is your livestock premises identification profile up to date?

Premises identification became mandatory in 2009, and is required to complete transport documents such as manifests and permits, sell livestock at auction markets, apply for government grants, and buy over-the-counter medication at retail outlets. Premises identification is an important component of traceability, and is crucial during a disease outbreak or other emergency situation. Have you […] Read more