Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Good Records Should be an Important Part of Overall Management Program

Good record keeping can be an important asset in management strategies for all phases of cattle production, from the cow/calf producer to the feedlot. Record keeping systems may be elaborate and extensive utilizing computer software, or very simple well-organized handwritten notes. The “system” is not what is important; keeping them up to date and accurate is critical for use as a management tool.The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program stresses keeping records not only for management purposes, but also as a means to document the proper use and safety of animal health products. The industry must be able to document it…

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