Livestock Blog


Jeffers Livestock Blog strives to be informative, entertaining, and helpful. We hope to answer some common questions in regular everyday language for people who keep livestock animals for meat, dairy, or as pets.

Please visit our Equine Blog and our Pet Blog for helpful tips & hints for other animals.



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There are so many different needle sizes available that it is sometimes confusing as to which one to use. This is a simple guideline chart to help ease the confusion. This is in no way meant to be used in place of a trained veterinary professional.  




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Researchers have been experimenting with vaccines that prevent worm infection in goats for several years. Dr. Jim Miller, parasitologist at Louisiana State University, has been kind enough to provide information and understanding of this concept. Dr. Miller worked with Dr. David Smith from 2000-2005 testing these "hidden gut" antigens made into vaccine form on goats and sheep at Louisiana State University.

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In a recent article found in the Ag Connection Newsletter of the University of Missouri, Extension Livestock Specialist, Wendy Flatt points out some very important, but often overlooked aspects of the farming business - most notably the refrigerator.

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With so many vaccine choices out there, how is one to know what is needed? Especially during the busy calving season... [Click Title for Full Article]
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