Prepare for the Worst During Fall Calving

Source: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service – Northeast District’s Timely Topics Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar is quoted saying “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Most cattle producers do a really good job with management while expecting the best but sometimes we lack on preparing for the worst. There are steps that each […]

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Rations Tip for Starting Early Weaned Calves

By Julie Walker, Associate Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist Dry conditions have encouraged some producers to wean earlier than normal (6 to 7 months). Research has shown that these calves can perform as well or better than calves still nursing. Pasture quality has a key influence on performance of nursing calves. However, under “normal” […]

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VFD: What you need to know from a veterinarians perspective

by Dr. Donald Sunday, DMV One of the most important pieces of legislation that will affect cattle producers, veterinarians, and the animal health industry is set to go into effect January 1, 2017. GFI 213 places the use of medically important antibiotics in feed or water under the supervision of licensed veterinarians. The Veterinary Feed […]

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Using Cost of Gain to Make Profitable Decisions

History shows that production profitability is closely tied to several key factors, one being cost of gain. Producers can use their records on specific input costs and gain calculations to benchmark their enterprises. Simply, cost of gain can be used to make good business decisions. Management records indicate that feed costs can account for 50 […]

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Beef Cattle Institute launches pregnancy analytics mobile app

MANHATTAN — The Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University is making it easier for producers and veterinarians to manage pregnancy diagnosis information with a new mobile app called Pregnancy Analytics. Designed to serve as an instant data collection and analysis tool, the app will facilitate the transformation of data into actionable information for individual herds. Not […]

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Recipes from the Ranch: Spicing Up Breakfast

By Alisa Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen With school just around the corner, feeding the kiddos or even yourself in the morning can get a little hectic. One of our favorite breakfasts are these soft tacos. These tacos are easy to make and freeze well if you make them in bulk over the weekend. Just wrap […]

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Collect Hay Samples in 6 Easy Steps

It is important to take samples of your hay to ensure you know its true nutrient value. It is extremely difficult to know the quality of your hay by just looking at it. By having your hay analyzed you will have a better understanding of its quality, and this will allow you to work with […]

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Feed the Future

BioZyme® Inc. is excited to enter year two of the “Feed the Future” program in partnership with the Hereford Youth Foundation of America. The program contributes $1 to HYFA for every bag/tub of eligible BioZyme supplement that any American Hereford Association member buys November 2017 through October 2018. The investment you make in your cow herd is […]

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Rusche Hired as South Dakota Area Sales Manager

We are excited to announce the hire of Guy Rusche of Garretson, SD as a BioZyme Area Sales Manager. In this position, Rusche is responsible for promoting sales of BioZyme products and supporting BioZyme’s dealer network in South Dakota. BioZyme’s supplement brands include VitaFerm®, Sure Champ®, Gain Smart™, VitaCharge® and Vitalize®. Prior to BioZyme, Rusche worked […]

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Feed Barometer Tool Help Maximize Profitability

A critical component in maximizing the profitability of any beef feeding program is being able to identify feeds that provide the required nutrients at a good price. BioZyme® Inc. has created a FREE online tool for cattle producers that estimates feed values based on feedstuff nutrient content and current market prices. BioZyme’s Feed Barometer utilizes a software […]

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