Factors That Affect Free Choice Mineral Consumption

By Twig Marston, Technical Sales Field Manager When providing a free-choice mineral it is important to be conscience of the factors that will affect intake. Our expectations are always that all animals will consume the desired amount on a daily or a regular basis. However, age of animal, herd dynamics, feeder placement, forage availability, forage quality […]

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Getting Newly Weaned or Received Calves Started on Feed

Article courtesy of Dr. Brandi Karisch, Mississippi State University A goal of any receiving or weaning plan should be to minimize stress on newly received calves. Starting new cattle, whether they be newly weaned or freshly received into a stocker operation, can often be a challenge. A goal of any receiving or weaning plan should be […]

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Mineral Supplementation with the Amaferm Advantage

Mineral Supplementation Programs with the Amaferm Advantage

Stockmen know that a solid mineral program will increase performance in grazing cattle. Not only does mineral supplementation provide needed vitamins, macro and trace minerals, but it can also carry extra additives. BioZyme®’s Gain Smart mineral options allow producers to combine the benefits of mineral supplementation with the Amaferm® advantage resulting in increased efficiency, faster […]

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Recipes from the Ranch: Garden Harvest Goodies

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen As far back as I can remember my mom made this side dish of Marinated Cucumbers and Onions. When summer hits and cucumbers are fresh and in mass, this recipe is an easy fix that you can take out each night with your evening meal. My recipe below is […]

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Keep an eye out for Anaplasmosis in cattle herds

Article courtesy of Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University, donald.stotts@okstate.edu ENID, Okla. – The occurrence of anaplasmosis has been shown to be more widespread in the United States than once thought, underscoring the need for cattle producers to be aware of causes for and clinical signs of the disease. “This past year, confirmed cases of bovine anaplasmosis in […]

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Recipes from the Ranch: Audrey’s Peach & Blackberry Cobbler

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen Who doesn’t love summer peaches and blackberries?  I know we sure do, as does our girl Audrey, who informed me she could live off of fruit if she had too! Our Father’s Day dessert for my father and husband was a peach and blackberry cobbler Audrey created from our frozen peaches from […]

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Fescue: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

Grass is a key component in any grazing operation, especially in the summer. Tall fescue is the most widely adapted forage in the U.S. It is a persistent grass that is easy to establish, tolerant of a wide range of management regimes, and produces good forage yields. However, it is a relatively low palatability forage […]

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Recipes from the Ranch: Delicious Dips for Memorial Day

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen Before long summer will be here, and for this educator, my fellow teachers and students everywhere, it can’t come soon enough! Nothing beats a little time off and fun in the sun. At our ranch each summer, we go take a mini-vacation before the summer shows begin and school […]

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The Importance of Mineral Supplementation

The major nutrient requirements for livestock are: water, energy, protein, minerals and vitamins. In many cases, producers do a good job of providing enough water and adequate energy and protein sources. However, many producers fall short in providing the best nutritional program possible by purchasing “cheap” vitamin and mineral source or failing to provide a […]

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