When making a purchase to improve your cattle herd you want to be sure your investment is in the very best health possible.
North Dakota cattleman Neil Effertz wants to be sure that all the cattle he deals with have good health. Effertz not only has a Charolais and Salers herd with his brothers, but he also has his own herd of registered Lowlines and has sold several thousands of cattle through his cattle auction company for the past 39 years.
"A good vaccination program is important in all herds and especially so in the purebred cattle herds which are selling seedstock at production and consignment sales," he said.
Effertz has been involved in cattle sales in 40 different states and five Canadian provinces. When it comes to ensuring the cattle have a clean bill of health, he says there are a lot of requirements to look at.