Stocker management should focus on cattle health

Stocker management should focus on cattle health

STOCKER cattle health has always been a challenge, but the challenge has increased over the years, and producers may need to beef up their management plans, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist Ted McCollum.

"We have some of the best vaccines and technology available to us, but the mortality number has continued to rise," McCollum said. "Health is the first management challenge faced by stocker cattle producers."

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