Biosecurity is an often overlooked component of a good herd health program. Following some basic biosecurity practices can help prevent disease transmission, reduced growth, and reproductive losses. A basic component of biosecurity is the isolation of new animals before they are introduced to the herd for at least 14-28 days. Good fences can also help with biosecurity by preventing breeding stock from neighboring herds from getting in with your cattle and spreading “trich” (tritrichomoniasis foetus) or other diseases transmitted through breeding activity that result in abortions and reduced reproductive performance.