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Considerations for Creep Feed

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To creep, or not to creep? That is the million dollar question for many producers. When determining whether or not to creep feed, a producer must assess financial variables with production goals to determine what creep protocol (if any) is the best fit for their production scenario. Prior to weaning, a calf’s diet consists of […]

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Feed the Future Program Spotlight: The Harkers

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It doesn’t seem like that many years ago I saw Danny and Jill Harker with their two sons, Luke and Danny, at their first Junior National Hereford Expo. But, as the saying goes “time flies when you are having fun.” Danny and Jill have been long time supporters of junior programs, but have quickly found […]

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Begin Preparing for the Next Drought

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by Patrick Gunn, Iowa State University It is no secret that the Southeast experienced a significant drought in 2016. Historically, droughts tend to move north and west, and, as such, those of us in the Midwest should be planning ahead for potential forage restriction. This projected drought highlights the necessity of making plenty of good-quality […]

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VitaFerm Concept•Aid 5/S Now Available with MOS

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VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® 5/S is now available with MOS. Concept•Aid is a line of vitamin and mineral supplements for beef cattle formulated to promote effective, easy breeding when fed 60 days pre-calving through 60 days post-breeding. High concentrations of vitamin E and organic trace minerals, coupled with the Amaferm® advantage, support quick repair of the reproductive […]

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Tips to Reduce and Handle Heat in Your Stock

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Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat. Heat stress is almost inevitable, but some management practices can be implemented to help animals better cope with rising temperatures. All mammals regulate their internal body temperature involuntarily. Heat stress occurs when the animal’s ability […]

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