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Tips On Using A Stomach Tube

There are times you must get fluid into a calf, such as a newborn that needs colostrum or a sick calf that needs fluid and medications orally. If a newborn is unable to nurse, the quickest, safest way to get colostrum into him is by tube. There are two ways to “tube” a calf. You […] Read more

Cattle Pump Their Own Water

Cold weather presents challenges for watering cattle, especially in areas with no electricity for pumps or tank heaters. Jim Anderson, at Rimbey, Alta., solved this problem by creating a system in which cattle pump water themselves from shallow wells, ponds or pressure systems using a watering system that never freezes even at -40 C. Anderson’s […] Read more