FRS PreVac Program‚Äč

Putting health first.

About the Program


Due to the overwhelming demand for preconditioned cattle, we have created a program to help our producers easily meet the requirements to achieve top dollar on market day for their calves. The reality of the cattle industry today is that the vast majority of cattle marketed through FRS are shipped directly out of state. Proper weaning practices coupled with the immunity given by the vaccines can create an animal that is much better prepared for sale and for shipping. When your calves are protected and healthy, it will show in their performance for the buyer. In return, the buyers have expressed an increased value for your cattle if FRS can verify vaccinations and proper weaning. This program allows us to do this.

With the change of ownership, the Birk family has added more buyers to FRS that are asking specifically for cattle that comply with the FRS PreVac Level 2 program.

Vaccines may be purchased from our on-staff veterinarian, a vaccine supplier, or Farmington Regional Stockyards. Ear tags are free of charge and are assigned in the FRS office. 

We encourage all livestock producers to contact us to discuss how our program would be beneficial to your livestock operation. 

Thank you for your interest in our program and for your continued support. 





FRS PreVac Level 1

-Vaccine must be given at least 21 days prior to sale.

-Killed or modified live vaccines are acceptable.

-Weaning is encouraged but not required.

-Affidavit and proof of vaccine purchase must be provided at time of delivery.


1. Vaccinated for following viruses:

    IBR/PI3/BVD types I & II/BRSV

    Pasturella

    Clostridials (Blackleg)

    Haemophilus Somnus

    Tetanus at castration

2. Treated for internal and external parasites

3. Males castrated and healed

4. FRS PreVac ear tag



FRS PreVac Level 2

-Vaccine must be given at least 21 days prior to sale.

-Must be 45 days weaned.

-Affidavit and proof of vaccine purchase must be provided at time of delivery.


1. Revaccinated for the following viruses 14-28 days after FRS PreVac Level 1 vaccinations:

   Modified Live IBR/PI3/BVD types I & II/BRSV

   Pasturella

   Clostridials (Blackleg)

   Haemophilus Somnus

   Tetanus at castration

2. Treated for internal and external parasites

3. Males castrated and healed

4. FRS PreVac ear tag cut on bottom corner to designate second round was performed





Vaccine Recommendations


IBR/BVD types I and II & Pasturella

Modified Live (Contains Pasturella):

Bovishield Gold Oneshot

Pyramid 5 + Presponse SQ

Vista Once SQ

Titanium 5 + PHM

Killed Vaccine (Pasturella needed additionally):

Killed Vaccine

Virashield 6

Virashield 6 + VL5

Virashield 6 + Somnus

Triangle 5

Triangle 10 


Additional Pasturella:

Presponse HM

Pulmoguard PHM



Blackleg w/ Tetanus

Covexin 8

Cavalry 9

Blackleg and Haemophilus Somnus

Vision 7 w/ somnus

UltraBac 7 w/ somnus

BarVac 7 w/ somnus



Internal and External parasite treatment

Long Range

Cydectin injectable or Pour-On

Ivomec injectable or Pour-On

Dectomax injectable or Pour-On

Eprinex Pour-On

Safeguard or Synanthic (Must be paired with an external parasite treatment)



Important Notes:

  • CATTLE DO NOT HAVE TO BE ON THIS PROGRAM TO SELL AT OUR FACILITIES; ALL FEED AND VACCINE PROGRAMS ARE WELCOME.
  • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A HEALTH/WEANING PROGRAM NOT A FEED SALES PROGRAM.
  • Males in question of castration will be checked by our veterinarian and if determined intact will be sold for seller as bulls as well as disqualified as FRS PreVac cattle.
  • Proper Beef Quality Assurance procedures must be followed as well as correct vaccine handling practices when giving vaccinations.
  • We encourage you to consult your feed representative for recommendations that may compliment our program.