How Change and Progress Go Hand-in-Hand

For progress to happen, change is usually going to occur. Jay Dickson, Manager at Center Ranch in Centerville, Texas, has seen and made his share of changes in the 26 years that he’s been with the operation, and with the changes have come growth and progress. Finis Welch, started Center Ranch in 1987 with 130 acres. When Dickson arrived in 1992, the ranch had 800 acres, 50 cows and 3 horses. Today the ranch is comprised of more than 10,500 acres, 2,500 head of cattle and 500 horses. It also includes a state-of-the-art equine veterinary center and a haying operation. […]

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What is the Cost of Keeping an Open Cow?

Financial survival as a cow-calf producer is like a game of Risk. Producers have a lot of factors to consider each year, and without a doubt, one of those decisions will be what the cost is to keep an open cow in the herd. First, the particular segment a producer is in needs to be […]

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Plan Now for Nutritional Needs During Drought

It might seem odd to think about drought as producers in the Midwest are wading through the mud just to do chores, and in the Upper Plains, “spring” calving means getting calves in from 8-10 inches of snow and worrying about frozen ears in April. Even with adequate moisture throughout much of the U.S. early […]

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Animal Health is Imperative to Ranch Steeped in Tradition

It’s 2018. Most people work 8-5 jobs or “telecommute” where they never leave home and work right from their computer. Meals are “home-cooked” in 30 minutes from fresh ingredients delivered to doorsteps in boxes when take-out doesn’t sound appealing. And everyone is connected to someone with technology – in the next room or across the […]

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BioZyme Introduces HEAT into VitaFerm Gain Smart Line

BioZyme® Inc. is excited to introduce VitaFerm® Gain Smart® Stocker HEAT®, available April 1. The new product combines essential ingredients from the popular HEAT mineral with Gain Smart Stocker, providing a nutritional supplement for yearling stockers that will naturally help regulate internal temperature and combat flies. “We felt like this combination was a fairly logical […]

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Gain Smart is Faster Way to Achieve Gain

Beef producers understand the need to maximize efficiency. That is why BioZyme Inc. developed the VitaFerm Gain Smart mineral line for stockers and backgrounders. Gain Smart mineral is designed to balance basic nutrient needs for maximum efficiency and contains Amaferm®, a natural prebiotic designed to maximize the nutritional value of feed. Amaferm is research-proven to […]

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When Rebellion Pays Off with Extra Calves

With a rebellious attitude, Michael Guazdausky decided to try something different than his dad had done for more than 40 years in the cattle business.  And his decision changed his cow herd for the better. Michael, a second-generation cattle producer at Hartshorne, Okla., raises F1, Brahman and Hereford crosses, commonly referred to as “tigerstripes.” Michael’s […]

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Tips to Get Your Cows Bred Back

Today’s cow-calf producers place extremely high production demands on their cows for them to remain in the herd. Producers expect their cows to calve without difficulty, provide enough colostrum and milk for a rapidly growing calf, come in heat quickly after calving and conceive early in the breeding season. Consequently, these expectations take their toll […]

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Feed the Future is an “Easy Way to Give Back”

Ron Schutte, owner of Schutte and Sons Polled Herefords at Guide Rock, Neb., is making the final plans for his 45th sale. The Polled Hereford business is a way of life for him and his family, and this is the 66th year of business for the ranch who has sold cattle to 37 states and […]

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How to Prevent Grass Tetany

It won’t be long before cattle producers are thinking about turning pairs out to pasture. Although that lush green grass seems appealing, there are hidden concerns that producers need to remember when turning out their cows. One of those concerns is grass tetany. Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition at BioZyme® Inc., took time to answer […]

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