Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell on Monday for a third straight session.
Antibodies in colostrum provide calves with their initial protection.
Chuck and brisket prices are up $15/cwts and $54/cwt, respectively from last year.
Producers should focus more on parasite control and less on medicated feeds for dealing with diseases.
In addition to being the greatest cause of baby calf mortality, calving difficulty markedly reduces reproductive performance during the next breeding season.
Denying request to add humane slaughter rules, USDA says poultry are protected by other regulations that protect birds.
The world's largest cattle feeder has officially been purchased by Pinnacle Asset Management for $200 million.