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Timely management steps to combat external parasites

By A.J. Tarpoff, DVM, MS, extension veterinarian

External parasites during the summer months can be a heavy burden on cattle and producers alike. Painful bites and risk of disease transmission are  common issues with  these nuisance pests. In cattle, culprits can include several fly species as well as ticks. Controlling these pests takes properly timed management.  This article will discuss the insects, their management and control options.

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K-State Beef Stocker Field Day scheduled for September 22


Pasture burning issues and beef cattle outlook are among presentations planned.

The beef cattle outlook, parasite and fly control options as well as technology applications for beef cattle operations are among topics planned for the 2016 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The day is designed to provide the latest practical information for producers to aid decision-making in the current dynamic beef industry environment. Continue reading “K-State Beef Stocker Field Day scheduled for September 22”