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By Marko Manoukian
P.C. Extension Agent 

Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day Recap

Livestock producers learn of mineral shortage, improved varieties and how to perform a necropsy


February 14, 2018

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Dr. Jeffery Hall

Over 30 producers attended the annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day on January 24, 2018.

The first presentation was by Dr. Jeffery Hall, Professor at Utah State University Common. Dr. Hall is very familiar with the troubles in balancing mineral and vitamin requirement for cattle in areas with poor water quality. Water levels with sulfates as low as 500 parts per million (ppm) can cause copper (Cu) deficiencies in cattle. These complications can lead to polio or even death from secondary complications in cattle. The best way to know the mineral status of your animals is to perf...

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