Get Weaned Calves Straightened Out Quicker

Sometimes the biggest challenges to livestock production are out of our control, but as producers we still look for ways to work around those obstacles. That is the case for one cattle operation in Northeast Louisiana where heat and humidity are at a peak as they approach weaning time. “The humidity down here is the […]

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Fall Calving Offers Advantages to Your Cow Herd

Fall calving offers several advantages that the cow-calf producers can utilize in their management programs. A key advantage is that cows will spend their last days of gestation grazing more lush summer pastures and will typically calve at a higher body condition – something to keep in mind when developing a feeding program for those […]

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Feed Smarter During Drought

Every year Mother Nature wreaks havoc on various regions with drought. Drier than desirable conditions challenge livestock producers who depend on forages for their cattle to graze during the summer months; however, with proper planning your cattle and your bank account can survive the drought. There are several options for producers looking to survive drought. Cull and […]

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Considerations for Buying Feeder Calves

Health. Source. Genetics. Size. Condition. All of these are factors that cattle buyers should take into account when buying their next load of calves to background on grass or put into a feedlot. A healthy calf is going to eat and grow more efficiently so health is of the utmost importance. Be sure to know […]

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Feed the Future Program Spotlight: The Collins Family

For one family in Southwest Oklahoma, the Hereford breed isn’t just another hobby. It is a way of life that runs deep in their heritage. Colby and Shellie Collins are fourth and fifth generation, respectively, Hereford breeders making their daughters Cierra, Claire and Cricket the fifth and sixth generations of Hereford enthusiasts. “The Hereford industry […]

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Managing Heat Stress

by Kevin Glaubius, BioZyme® Director of Nutrition and Technical Sales Support Heat stress impacts the performance of cattle with millions of dollars of annual economic losses. Animal responses to heat stress include reduced dry matter intake, decreased average daily gain, decreased milk yield, and decreased fertility and poor reproduction. As Figure 1 reflects, the degree […]

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Natural Insect Control Options for Cattle Producers

As Spring transitions to Summer, and the days get warmer, flies become more bothersome. Cattle producers should know that in addition to the traditional chemical methods to keep flies and other insects at bay, VitaFerm® offers natural insect control methods as well. VitaFerm HEAT™ includes garlic, a natural insect repellent. The garlic will change the […]

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BUB Ranch Develops Sound, Functional Bulls in the Ozarks

Holly Meyer understands what it takes to develop a sound, functional, fertile bull for her customers. And although she faces what some producers might see as obstacles – the heat and humidity of the South along with the challenges of grazing on fescue, Holly and her family have mastered the art of breeding cows and […]

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Opportunity Knocks During the Grazing Season

By Dennis Delaney, Inside Sales Manager Spring and early summer generally offer conditions long on grass and short on stress. Cows are in peak milk production, calves are at the most efficient period of their lives, and forages are at their best. Successful producers seize this opportunity to capture maximum pounds of beef per acre, […]

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Managing Heat Stress

  by Kevin Glaubius, BioZyme® Director of Nutrition and Technical Sales Support Heat stress impacts the performance of cattle with millions of dollars of annual economic losses. Animal responses to heat stress include reduced dry matter intake, decreased average daily gain, decreased milk yield, and decreased fertility and poor reproduction. As Figure 1 reflects, the […]

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