How to Reduce Risk with a 3-Step Nutrition Program

Anytime a backgrounder gathers up mixed calves from different farms of origin and puts them together, they are taking a risk. But, with a high-quality nutrition program in place, the risk can be minimized. That is what Kerry Vogt, Newton, Kan., discovered, as he backgrounds nearly 3,000 stockers each year. Vogt, who was talking to […]

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Loyal Customer Finds Reward in Health Calves

Red Rock Land & Cattle at Logan, N.M., strives to grow fresh weaned calves into strong, healthy yearlings on its expansive New Mexico ranch. Calf health and performance are the top priorities for the family-owned yearling operation that backgrounds calves until they are yearlings. “Our main goal is to get the cattle in, try to […]

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Natural Insect Control

The smallest of creatures tend to be the biggest pests around livestock. The warmer days and hot weather brings out the worst of the flies and other insects each year, and livestock producers continually look for alternative forms of insect control. Cattle producers should know that in addition to the traditional chemical methods to keep […]

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Tips to Make High Quality Hay

Some livestock producers will attest that they are not raising livestock, but rather a high-quality forage; the livestock is simply a by-product of the land. However, some land and environmental factors prohibit grazing fresh forages. And, when forages are at a surplus in the summer time, it makes sense to harvest those forages in the […]

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How One Producer Gives His Calves Added Opportunities

When it comes to the health and nutrition of his herd, one cattleman realizes the value of a high-quality vitamin and mineral program. For Brett Carter, Stratford, Okla., the VitaFerm® line of supplements works in his herd from conception until calves are sold, making sure that his entire herd has the same opportunities for increased […]

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Gain Smart Line Grows Calves Naturally and Efficiently

“Care that comes full circle” is more than just a company slogan for BioZyme® Inc. It is the principle that the company bases its product development and marketing decisions on daily. Will a new product provide the care that the animal needs? Will the animal stay healthy and continue to grow for the producer if […]

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Nutrition Company Offers Services Beyond Sales

Nutrition isn’t a one-size fits all approach. A producer’s environment, available feedstuffs, production goals and the climate are just a few factors that might determine which route is needed to hit the optimum nutritional goals. That is why BioZyme® Inc. offers services to help customize each producer’s feeding program.  All that the producer needs to […]

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Keeping Bulls Fertile During Summer’s Heat

When we think about reproduction in the herd, our first thoughts immediately shift to the cows. Are they at the proper body condition to breed? When do we need to synchronize and breed them to hit our target calving window? However, the bulls contribute their genetics to each calf, and work harder than the cows […]

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Solutions for Making the Most of the Grazing Season

There is nothing more satisfying as a beef producer than turning cows and calves out on lush summer pastures. After a long winter, spring and early summer can offer some relief in more ways than one. During this time, cows are in peak milk production, calves are rapidly growing and forages are at their best. […]

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