Four Easy Steps to Effective Selection at a Live Sale

#1 Do Your Homework Prior to the Sale Most breeders go to the extent of organizing a catalog for review prior to the sale. These catalogs contain pertinent information about breed, date of birth, pedigrees and EPDs. If this is your first time to purchase from a particular breeder, make a phone call well before […]

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Improve Your Creep Feed Ration

Now is the time to begin thinking about your creep feed rations. Creep feed allows producers to efficiently put weight on young calves, as small calves are very efficient at converting feed to gain. Also, as calves pass the 90-120 day mark they begin to need additional supplementation as the lactating beef cow is only […]

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Do I Need to Feed Salt to My Cattle?

by Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition and Technical Support Our VitaFerm mineral labels often say in the feeding instructions to offer additional salt. Beef cattle do have a requirement for salt and in most of the formulations we strive to meet the basic need. However, not all of the products contain salt and with those products […]

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Larry Ehlert: Progress in the Cow/Calf Business

Around the office you will find several old VitaFerm ads from the 80s featuring BioZyme founder, Larry Ehlert. Larry was a man much ahead of his time and provides advice that even today’s modern cattlemen will gain value from. In the cow/calf business, progress must be ahead of us because it sure isn’t behind us.  […]

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