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Caring for Cattle to Provide Safe and Wholesome Meat

  • Author(s): Larson, Stephanie
  • Barry, Sheila
  • Bush, Lisa
  • Sweet, Darrel
  • et al.

The care and feeding of livestock has a cyclic rhythm tied to the animals' reproductive cycle and seasonal health needs. Ranchers must perform numerous tasks to keep their animals healthy and reproducing. This publication covers a variety of common tasks and their typical timing; referred to by ranchers as “working” cattle or sheep.

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