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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Maximize Profitability with the Feed Barometer

With the wide variety of feedstuffs available and ever-changing market prices it can be hard to know which feedstuffs will give you the most bang for your buck. To help solve this dilemma BioZyme has created the Feed Barometer. This tool allows you to maximize the profitability of your feeding program by identifying feeds that […]

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Successful Horn Fly Control Using IGR

The key to a successful horn fly control program is starting early. Starting late can mean big losses for your cattle customers. It is estimated that horn flies cost North American cattle producers more than $1 billion each year. Fortunately, BioZyme offers a variety of products that contain Altosid IGR Feed-Thru. This additive disrupts the life […]

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Equine: What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

Researchers and veterinarians believe a healthy gut reduces gas and/or colic, improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, benefits the immune system, protects the horse against infection (e.g., by diarrhea-causing organisms such as Salmonella or Clostridium), and minimizes the occurrence of laminitis. Something occurs almost daily that can shift the microbial population in the gut of […]

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Which Concept-Aid is Right for My Operation

With 11 different Concept•Aid breeding mineral formulas you may be asking, “Which product is right for me?” With both tub and loose mineral options, protein and non-protein formulas, and varying phosphorus levels, we can offer the Concept•Aid formulation that is best suited for your operation. Knowing your animals’ phosphorous requirements is important, however, it is also important […]

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Boost Your Odds: Prepare Like a Champion for NWSS

By Jason Lackey, Sure Champ Swine Specialist For many, late December means vacation, Christmas presents, and eating more food than you need. However, the stock show community sees it much differently and starts to hit a different gear when thinking about their livestock projects and the preparation that they’ll need to get them ready for January shows. […]

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