Receiving new cattle

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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby RanchMan90 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:27 pm

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Dave wrote:I used UltraBac 8, Enforce 3, One Shot, inject Imovec, and LA200. Boost in 4 weeks with the Ultrabac 8 and Bovasheild Gold. I keep the Draxxin handy. I knife cut any bulls at the time of booster shots. I don't know anyone who has had a problem with tetanus but Redwater is an issue. Thus the Ultrabac 8. Some things in any vaccination program will be regional.

I have a friend who runs 1,000 stockers he gives them the above and they all get a
Draxxin on arival plus he uses a dredge wormer.

I contacted my local vet about getting Enough syringes of draxxin made up for when I brought calves In. He didn't approve of the method for some reason. In my eyes I can see the benefits of it and the peace of mind involved. Or maybe he just wanted me to buy a whole bottle?!! I'm running small right now so can't justify the 250$$

A bottle of draxxin is cheaper than losing a calf. Revlor implant lasts 240 days
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby Chocolate Cow2 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:25 pm

okiek wrote:I buy stockers every year. In another thread I discussed that in the past I gave Micotil immediately as a precaution, but have gotten away from it due to the dangers to the handler. As was said, Draxxin is expensive. Here is my current protocol:

Virashield 6
Covexin 8
Pour on wormer
Pour on fly control
Ralgro G

Quarantine for 2 weeks then back through the chute for round 2 of the vaccines above. I check temps (Based on advice from this board) at that time and anything with any fever get a hit of Draxxin. I've considered adding Inforce 3 to my first round protocol. The purpose in that would be immediate protection from BVD. Good luck!


For what it's worth--Inforce3 offers no protection for BVD. It protects against BRSV and IBR, those are respiratory infections.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby JMJ Farms » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:04 pm

TLM1988 wrote:I contacted my local vet about getting Enough syringes of draxxin made up for when I brought calves In. He didn't approve of the method for some reason. In my eyes I can see the benefits of it and the peace of mind involved. Or maybe he just wanted me to buy a whole bottle?!! I'm running small right now so can't justify the 250$$


A lot of vets and/or producers don’t like use of antibiotics as a preventative. I do. As for the Draxxin... $250 won’t get you many doses. I don’t know what size you’re treating but or what your vet is charging but $250 probably won’t get you but about 10-12 550lb doses.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby elkwc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:07 pm

snoopdog wrote:Injectable wormer , respiratory of your choice, quarantine . And if you're going to make money , implant . Long weaned (45 days ) and documented vaccinated calves bring a premium here , and they should . Some kind of fly protocol this time of year would be advisable also .


I agree and I usually give an 8 way shot. I usually use Covexin 8 as that is what the local feed store handles. We usually use Bovi-Shield Gold or Pyramid. Again it has more to do with what our local stores handle.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:15 pm

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snoopdog wrote:Injectable wormer , respiratory of your choice, quarantine . And if you're going to make money , implant . Long weaned (45 days ) and documented vaccinated calves bring a premium here , and they should . Some kind of fly protocol this time of year would be advisable also .


I agree and I usually give an 8 way shot. I usually use Covexin 8 as that is what the local feed store handles. We usually use Bovi-Shield Gold or Pyramid. Again it has more to do with what our local stores handle.

And does your local store have someone that sells what you really need or what is an easy sell at good profit. If you ask them to order a specific thing do they say, oh this is just as good? That is what happens here. I tell them to order what I ask for or someone else will.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby elkwc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:25 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
elkwc wrote:
snoopdog wrote:Injectable wormer , respiratory of your choice, quarantine . And if you're going to make money , implant . Long weaned (45 days ) and documented vaccinated calves bring a premium here , and they should . Some kind of fly protocol this time of year would be advisable also .


I agree and I usually give an 8 way shot. I usually use Covexin 8 as that is what the local feed store handles. We usually use Bovi-Shield Gold or Pyramid. Again it has more to do with what our local stores handle.

And does your local store have someone that sells what you really need or what is an easy sell at good profit. If you ask them to order a specific thing do they say, oh this is just as good? That is what happens here. I tell them to order what I ask for or someone else will.


Kenny I've talked to my vets and they listed what they suggested. All of these were products they suggested. I don't give anything I don't consult at least one vet and usually 2.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:43 am

Good, so many here just buy whatever some dummy at the feed store has in stock and never ask a vet.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby elkwc » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:55 am

kenny thomas wrote:Good, so many here just buy whatever some dummy at the feed store has in stock and never ask a get.


Kenny prescription drugs I buy from my vet. If I need anything non prescription that I can't find easily locally I can order it from Valley Vet. But prefer locally if possible.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby snoopdog » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:53 am

kenny thomas wrote:Good, so many here just buy whatever some dummy at the feed store has in stock and never ask a get.
Point taken and agreed . We have a particular feed store here that is run by a couple of guys who are very knowledgeable , and hold various degrees and licenses , surely one of the few but a great asset and I try to patronize them when I can . I've noticed , that on the medication and what I call hard farming items , their profit margin is very small . Now , if you go in for something else, ie garden hose or wd40, you can expect to pay a premium . I worry sometimes about it changing , they have been expanding and remodeling , before you could barely walk through , but if you needed an oddball piece of hardware you can bet they had it .
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