Recipes from the Ranch :: Cajun Creations

Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen Easter weekend when our older daughters came in, we decided to cook one of our very favorite meals, Jambalaya (pronounced – JUM-bə–LY–ə). This Cajun – Louisiana Creole Spanish dish is much like a paella where rice and traditional meats like Andouille sausage (I used Eckridge Smoked Sausage), chicken and shrimp […]

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Donor Cow Nutrition

Thoughts of next year’s breeding decisions are in full swing. In addition to natural service and A.I., you may be considering embryo transfer. Flushing those cows with superior phenotype and genetics can be an easy way to make rapid improvements in the quality of your cowherd. However, flushing and embryo transfer comes with an elevated […]

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Preparing For Successful Lambing Part II

By Ben Neale In Part I of our Preparing For a Successful Lambing series, we discussed pre and post-lambing nutrition and the importance of having the right facility set up. When lambing season begins, there are several things that you should have on hand to make sure the process goes smoothly. There are also animal health […]

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Tips for Successful Lambing Part I

A little preparation can go a long way in the prevention of problems during lambing season. In order for a ewe to do her job, deliver strong healthy lambs, and have sufficient milk to raise those lambs it is important to provide proper gestation management. Maintaining ewes on a quality vitamin and mineral program prior […]

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How to Keep Water Tanks Clear in Winter

Cold weather and water never make for a good combination. You may have seen pictures floating around the internet of salt water bottles in water tanks to help keep them from freezing completely over. The idea is that even if the tank forms a layer of ice on it, your cattle could push the bottle down […]

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VitaFerm Mineral

Mineral Supplementation Proven to Optimize Reproductive Performance of Cattle

For cow/calf producers, there are certain times that significantly impact the operation’s profitability. Failure to manage the nutrition of the cow herd during these critical times can hurt productivity in ways that producers often do not think about. Supplementing the herd with important vitamins, minerals and proteins before calving and through breeding has been research-proven […]

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Increase conception rates

Healthy Cattle and Improved Conception Rates = More Profit

Butch Nunn, Kentucky cattlemen, has been using VitaFerm products for more than 10 years. In addition to running his own operation with his son, Butch does custom A.I. work on more than 2500 head of cattle each year. For the customers that he has been able to switch to VitaFerm products they have seen an […]

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Improving Cow Conception Rates

Recently, two of our customers, John McCurry of McCurry Angus Ranch, and John and Randa Starnes of Tennessee Rive Music Cattle, were featured on The American Rancher. Both producers stressed how critical it is to see high conception rates in order for their business to remain profitable. Both producers have had success using the Concept-Aid […]

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Tips For Managing Consumption on Cooked Molasses Tubs

Cooked molasses tubs, like the Vita Charge® Stress Tub, VitaFerm® 30-13 Protein Tub, and the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® Protein Tub, are convenient and cost-effective cattle supplements that help producers enhance animal performance and limit waste. However, to truly maximize their cost-effectiveness, proper consumption management is essential. The easiest way to avoid over or under consumption is to follow […]

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Concept-Aid Power Products on American Rancher

Recently, we featured the Concept-Aid Power Products on RFD-TV’s The American Rancher. The Concept-Aid Power Products offer producers three protein options that combine 20% all-natural protein with the Concept-Aid mineral pack. To learn more about these products take a look at the video below. To find Concept-Aid Power Products in your area use our Dealer Locator […]

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