Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


"Safe-Guard" Your Cattle from Parasites - A Critical Step in an Overall Disease Prevention Strategy

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:21:35 CST




Among the many animal health products offered to cattle producers, Safe-Guard has been recognized as one of the most trusted parasite preventions on the market for nearly 40 years. Farm Director Ron Hays consulted Dr. Tim Parks, beef cattle technical services manager for Merck, about this product and why implementing it in your herd health program is so imperative.


“Parasites play a huge role, not only in the performance of those animals,” Parks said, “but also in the health of those animals.”


Safe-Guard is unique in the fact that several varieties of the formula are available for producers to help meet their specific needs.


“It’s a tremendous product,” Parks insists. “We have non-handling forms for people that may not have those cattle up in a facility where they can actually get their hands on them. We’ve got forms that can be utilized in the feed and in the mineral.”


Doing the right things early on in your herd, using prevention as your primary strategy, directly relates with your bottom line says Dr. Parks. In addition, he says proper nutrition management can be just as important. He points to the forthcoming Veterinary Feed Directive as a marriage of nutrition and health management, creating an opportunity for collaboration between producers, nutritionists and veterinarians.


“We need to do everything we can to give that calf a chance to fight off disease when it comes in contact,” Parks asserts. “We need to have that calf ready so that when it does get sick, it’s sick fewer days, it responds better to treatment and it just goes on and performs better.”


Farm Director Ron Hays speaks with Dr. Tim Parks of Merck Animal Health about parasite control in cattle herds, on today’s Beef Buzz.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.




   




   

Listen to Farm Dir. Ron Hays consult Merck's Dr. Tim Parks about parasite control using Safe-Guard
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Friday December 6 2019 Market Wrapup with Justin Lewis  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:11:33
  • Plains Cotton Growers Offers Stress Resources to Producers  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:50:47 CST
  • 2019-2020 Oklahoma High School Seniors Conservation Auxiliary Scolarship Application  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:40:45 CST
  • Recapping the 2019 U.S. Soybean Crop Results  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:34:12 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:30:01 CST
  • Hannah Thompson-Weeman on the Book- What Would Jesus REALLY Eat?  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:49:38
  • US Pork to China Now at Fast and Furious Pace Based on Latest US Meat Export Stats  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:43:49
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:52:47 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.