Amaferm Mediates Antibiotic Use in the Feedlot

Keeping your animals’ digestive system healthy is key to their overall health and performance and your profitability. Excellent health comes when good nutrition and health programs work cooperatively, and that is why it is essential to keep animals’ digestive systems healthy as they enter the feedlot. Entering a feedlot is a stressful time, and many […]

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Investment in Mineral Pays in Healthy Calves and Saved Labor

Kevin Evans is willing to invest in a quality mineral program. With years of his own research and first-hand results, he knows that the investment pays dividends in a healthy herd and calves that gain. Evans manages nearly 1,400 commercial cows at Thaler Land & Livestock in Southeast Wyoming near LaGrange, with his father-in-law, Dennis […]

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44 Farms Partners in Performance

Raising quality beef is key at 44 Farms, and quality starts with a sound nutrition program in the cow herd. Recently, 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas, unveiled its “Partners in Performance” program, where the farm encourages producers who they buy feeder calves from for the 44 Farms branded-beef program to have a good nutrition plan […]

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Health Considerations When Commingling Stocker Cattle

Freshly weaned calves are already fighting a compromised immune system. Combine that with shipping them on a semi for several hours and commingling them with other groups of calves you’ve purchased elsewhere, and their health system is compromised even further. However, you can implement these best management practices to make sure your stocker calves stay […]

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It’s Shipping Time: Keep Calves Healthy During the Transition

  Shipping cattle causes shrink, appetite loss and often sickness. Taking precautionary steps both prior to shipping and on arrival, can help keep shrink at a minimum while keeping calves healthier and gaining. Generally, cattle will shrink 1% of their body weight per hour for the first few hours they are off feed and water, […]

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Wean with Confidence with the Gain Smart Program

It’s weaning time. Whether you are retaining your own stocker calves or getting them in from other producers, it is important to have a plan to grow those calves in a healthy, efficient manner. The Gain Smart® Stocker Program is one such program dedicated to growing cattle in three easy steps. The Gain Smart Program […]

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Partnerships that Pay Premiums

Cattle producers are continually looking for ways to add premiums to their calf crop and put some extra dollars of profit in the bank. A simple partnership created earlier this year between Superior Livestock Auction and BioZyme® Inc., creates added value for the producer when it’s time to market calves. The VitaFerm® Raised and Gain […]

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A Little Investment for a Lot of Return

In south central Iowa, there is a cattle operation that covers all aspects of management. For Isaiah Shnurman, owner of SP Genetics and Shnurman Sire Services at Bevington, Iowa, managing his cattle and his client’s cattle starts with proper nutrition. “Managing nutrition is very important to our overall operation,” said Shnurman, who runs his own […]

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Keep Calves Healthy During Weaning

Temperatures are cooling, mama cows and their calves are bawling for each other across the fence line. Weaning time is here, which adds stress to the calves and their immune system. You can keep them healthy by making sure their respiratory and digestive systems are not compromised during this stressful time in their lives. Ensuring […]

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