Don’t Fall Victim to Weaning Woes

By Twig Marston, BioZyme® Beef Business Development & Field Support When the time comes to wean calves, producers have a lot of decisions to make on weaning strategies, vaccination programs and feeding protocols. However, the most important decisions producers will make are how to keep their calves healthy, on feed and gaining weight. Ensuring a […]

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Managing Selenium in the Diet

Maintaining accurate levels of Selenium in your cattle diets can be a challenge – you don’t want to feed an excess and you don’t want to feed too little. The need for interaction with other nutrients, deficiency, and toxic effects of Selenium has been intensely studied, making guidelines and feeding recommendations fairly straightforward. The challenge […]

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Considerations for Creep Feed

Creep Creep VitaFerm

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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VitaFerm Concept•Aid 5/S Now Available with MOS

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

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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Focus on Getting Cows Bred Early in the Breeding Season

by Travis Meteer, University of Illinois, Beef Extension Educator I was speaking at a meeting one evening and I was talking about how nutrition affects reproduction. I got to the portion of the talk discussing how post-partum interval affects cows getting bred in a 60 day season. I asked the members of the crowd to raise […]

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