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Despite advances in cattle industry, death loss still a problem in feedlots

Gayle Smith Gering, Neb.

Photo courtesy of Van Newkirk Herefords of OshkoshThere are many things producers can do on the ranch to ensure calf health including providing a consistent environment, low-stress cattle handling and keeping a keen eye on animal behavior.

The improvements in handling facilities and vaccinations for cattle have allowed producers to work with the animals more effectively and efficiently with less people. With all the new technology out there, cattle should be under less stress and be more efficient, so when Dr. Tom Noffsinger told a large group of producers that feedyard mortality has increased 40 percent, despite all the new generation antibiotics and improved vaccine technology, there was a definite hush in the room. Noffsinger spoke to a group of over 300 producers during the annual Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Neb.

Noffsinger is a senior partner of Twin Forks Clinic in Benkleman, Neb. As part of his daily routine, Noffsinger is a consultant to beef feeding and cow-calf operations in the areas of health, performance, and animal behavior. Along with Dr. Lynn Locatelli, who is a practitioner at the clinic, Noffsinger has learned and applied some concepts renowned low stress livestock handler, Bud Williams, has taught them over the past four years to help reduce the stress and mortality in cattle.

The improvements in handling facilities and vaccinations for cattle have allowed producers to work with the animals more effectively and efficiently with less people. With all the new technology out there, cattle should be under less stress and be more efficient, so when Dr. Tom Noffsinger told a large group of producers that feedyard mortality has increased 40 percent, despite all the new generation antibiotics and improved vaccine technology, there was a definite hush in the room. Noffsinger spoke to a group of over 300 producers during the annual Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Neb.

Noffsinger is a senior partner of Twin Forks Clinic in Benkleman, Neb. As part of his daily routine, Noffsinger is a consultant to beef feeding and cow-calf operations in the areas of health, performance, and animal behavior. Along with Dr. Lynn Locatelli, who is a practitioner at the clinic, Noffsinger has learned and applied some concepts renowned low stress livestock handler, Bud Williams, has taught them over the past four years to help reduce the stress and mortality in cattle.

The improvements in handling facilities and vaccinations for cattle have allowed producers to work with the animals more effectively and efficiently with less people. With all the new technology out there, cattle should be under less stress and be more efficient, so when Dr. Tom Noffsinger told a large group of producers that feedyard mortality has increased 40 percent, despite all the new generation antibiotics and improved vaccine technology, there was a definite hush in the room. Noffsinger spoke to a group of over 300 producers during the annual Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Neb.

Noffsinger is a senior partner of Twin Forks Clinic in Benkleman, Neb. As part of his daily routine, Noffsinger is a consultant to beef feeding and cow-calf operations in the areas of health, performance, and animal behavior. Along with Dr. Lynn Locatelli, who is a practitioner at the clinic, Noffsinger has learned and applied some concepts renowned low stress livestock handler, Bud Williams, has taught them over the past four years to help reduce the stress and mortality in cattle.

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The improvements in handling facilities and vaccinations for cattle have allowed producers to work with the animals more effectively and efficiently with less people. With all the new technology out there, cattle should be under less stress and be more efficient, so when Dr. Tom Noffsinger told a large group of producers that feedyard mortality has increased 40 percent, despite all the new generation antibiotics and improved vaccine technology, there was a definite hush in the room. Noffsinger spoke to a group of over 300 producers during the annual Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Neb.

Noffsinger is a senior partner of Twin Forks Clinic in Benkleman, Neb. As part of his daily routine, Noffsinger is a consultant to beef feeding and cow-calf operations in the areas of health, performance, and animal behavior. Along with Dr. Lynn Locatelli, who is a practitioner at the clinic, Noffsinger has learned and applied some concepts renowned low stress livestock handler, Bud Williams, has taught them over the past four years to help reduce the stress and mortality in cattle.