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January 16, 2024
3 Things You Wish You Knew About Spring Calving

3 Things You Wish You Knew About Spring Calving

Spring Calving Season: A Guide to Preparation and Care for a Successful Season

January 13, 2024

Wintering Wisely: Is Roughing Cows in Winter Cost-Effective?

Counting the Costs of Roughing Cows Through the Winter Introduction Winter poses unique challenges for livestock farmers, especially when it comes to managing the nutritional needs of cows in winter. One traditional approach is roughing cows through the winter, but as we delve into the associated costs, is it really as cost-effective as it may […]

December 28, 2023

Cattle Management: 7 Effective Ways to Thrive in Economic Downturns

Thriving Amidst Challenges: Smart Cattle Management in Economic Downturns Introduction In times of economic uncertainty, the challenges facing cattle ranchers, livestock producers, and feedlot and seedstock managers can seem daunting. At Jeffers, we believe that with the right strategies, you can not only weather the storm but also thrive in your cattle management practices. In […]

December 17, 2023

Abscesses in Cows: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Understanding and Addressing Cow Abscesses: Causes, Prevention, & Treatment Introduction: Cows, like all animals, can face various health challenges, and one common issue they may encounter is abscesses. These painful and often troublesome conditions can affect different parts of a cow’s body, leading to discomfort and potential complications. In this blog post, we will explore […]

December 10, 2023

A Pharmacist’s Journey: Becoming a Veterinary Pharmacist

Becoming a Veterinary Pharmacist: Paving the Path to Animal Healthcare Introduction The field of veterinary pharmacy offers a unique and rewarding career path for individuals passionate about both pharmacy and animal health. Veterinary pharmacists play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of animals by providing medications and healthcare solutions tailored to their specific needs. […]

December 5, 2023

A Guide to Cattle Lice plus 5 Simple Treatment Steps

A Comprehensive Guide to Treating and Preventing Lice in Cattle Introduction: Cattle lice infestations can be a significant concern for farmers and ranchers, affecting the health and productivity of their herds. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll explore how to treat lice on cattle effectively, answer common questions about the causes and transmission of cattle lice, […]

November 27, 2023

4 Essential Cattle Vaccines to Give in Spring

Introduction: As spring approaches, cattle producers must prioritize the health and well-being of their herds. Vaccination plays a crucial role in preventing diseases and ensuring the overall productivity of cattle. In this guide, we will explore the essential vaccines to give cattle in spring, emphasizing the importance of a well-thought-out vaccination program. We will also […]

November 21, 2023
How to Deworm Chickens in 6 Simple Steps

How to Deworm Chickens in 6 Simple Steps

How to Deworm Chickens: A Beginner’s Guide in 6 Easy Steps Introduction Keeping your chickens healthy is crucial for their well-being and the quality of the eggs they produce. One essential aspect of chicken care is deworming. Worm infestations can harm your flock and impact egg production. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the […]

November 14, 2023

How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp? #1 Guide

How long do chicks need a heat lamp? From hatching to transitioning Raising chicks is an exciting and rewarding venture, but ensuring their well-being is crucial during the early stages of life. One essential component of caring for chicks is providing the right amount of warmth, often through a heat lamp. In this post, I’ll […]

November 3, 2023

6 Practical steps how to keep livestock warm in winter

How to keep Livestock warm in winter: 6 Tips to Consider Introduction As the winter months approach, it’s essential to ensure the well-being of your livestock by keeping them warm and comfortable. Cold temperatures can pose significant challenges for animals, affecting their health and productivity. In this blog post, we’ll explore some practical strategies to […]

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