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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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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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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