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Cattle

  • Controlling Mastitis

    By Dr. Curt Vlietstra While it might seem like this article is a case of “too little, too late,” take heart; Seven months from now, it will be time to prepare for winter again!  Historically, we’ve learned that the summer months are the worst for seasonal increases in somatic cell counts (SCC).  Truth...
  • Preparing Cattle For Winter

    As winter approaches, there are many steps that need to be taken to prepare your cattle.  Because we never really know how long, how cold, and how wet and snowy any given winter will be, the best approach is to plan for a severe winter, be ready to address any...
  • College Friendship to Long Term Partnership

    A college friendship led to new opportunities and a long term partnership for Pat McGunegill and Dean Stoltenberg. Pat grew up on a farm in Indiana and attended college in Waterloo, Iowa.  He became friends with Justin Stoltenberg from Jasper, Minnesota, visited the farm owned by Justin Stoltenberg's parents Dean and...
  • Managing Summer Heat Stress

    by: Curt Vlietstra, DVM Even though we had a brutal winter, and the normal spring warm-up seemed like it would never come, the heat of summer is inevitable in this area.  The combination of heat and humidity can be extremely hard on livestock, particularly cattle.  Both dairy and beef cattle...
  • From the Netherlands, to Canada, to Pipestone, MN

    The drive to improve their dairy farm and provide better opportunities for their family has led John and Berlinda VanderWal to farms in three countries – Netherlands, Canada, and the U.S. – with multiple expansions over the past 25 years.  With each move or new project, they look for ways...
  • Stages of Parturition: Cattle Call March 2014

    by Dr. Brett Kroeze Stages Time Frame What is happening Tips Stage 1 Dilation 4-24 hours before parturition. Uterus muscle becomes more sensitive causing contractions and dilation.  The fetus is positioning itself for birth. Watch for behavioral changes such as isolation, discomfort, elevation and switching of the tail, and mucus...
  • Spring Cattle Market: March 2014

    This spring, the cattle market has hit a record high.  I am sure most of you never thought your herd would be worth what it is today.  With feeder calves bringing $900-$1200 per head and cull cows hitting a dollar a pound, it may be time to re-examine your calving...
  • Change for the Future: Cattle Call March 2014

    In recent years, “local” has become a popular buzzword in food production and marketing. But for Holland, Minnesota, farmer Matt Brinkmeyer, building partnerships with neighbors and other local farmers is nothing new. Brinkmeyer Farms is a diversified crop and cattle operation near Holland, Minnesota. The Brinkmeyers have  a cow calf...
  • Cattle Call June 2013

    Pipestone Cattle News June 2013: Fall Special Long Range Merial has lauched a new sustained release dewormer called LongRange.  The product is a sustained release eprinomectin dewormer which effectively controls internal parasites for 100 to 120 days depending on the parasite.  This essentially can keep cattle parasite free for the entire grazing...
  • Cattle Call September 2012

    Pipestone Cattle News Teamwork is key for Baustians Commitment, cooperation and companionship. These traits mark the success of the Baustian family from Jasper, Min­nesota. Mike and Cyndy began rais­ing swine thirty-two years ago. When their son, Erik, wanted to give farming a try, he turned to cattle. “I always had...

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