How to Increase Profit with More Calves and Pounds Weaned

It isn’t every calving season that a producer gets 100-percent calf crop, and accomplishes that in just one month. But this fall, brothers Carter and Locke St. John at Dry Creek Farm in Pell City, Ala., did just that. During breeding season, 31 of their 33 cows were successfully bred, and then all 31 of […]

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Ways to Improve Conception Rates in the Cow Herd

Profit in the cow herd starts with reproductive success. If your cows don’t get bred, you’re not going to have calves to market. And feeding an open cow is just not much fun. However, reproductive success is not guaranteed. Several factors go into getting cows bred and keeping them bred. One of those factors is […]

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Producer Maximizes Efficiency While Using VitaFerm

Imagine running 600 cows on the same 19 acres all year long, keeping cattle healthier and weaning calves in a less stressful environment. Sounds like a dream come true, but for one cattle producer from Wahpeton, North Dakota, it isn’t a dream. It is his reality after properly planning and making the best use the […]

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Cornstalk Grazing Q&A’s

Fall harvest is wrapping up in the Midwest and the Plains states. The residue left behind – corn stalks – offer cattle producers a cost-effective way to feed their livestock throughout the next few months. Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition for BioZyme® Inc., took time to answer questions about grazing corn stalks and being prepared […]

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Preparing Cows for Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer (E.T.) is an important tool to propagate outstanding genetic influence within the herd, with the potential to produce multiple offspring of the same mating in the same year. Because of the time, labor and expense involved in creating these genetics, we reached out to Trans Ova Genetics, a leader in reproductive technologies, to […]

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Must-Have Mineral for Peak Performance

Getting cattle bred, keeping them bred and weaning a calf that will grow and perform are priorities for Blackwater Cattle Co. The Georgia-based seedstock operation understands the value of a premium mineral program, and that is why it invests in VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® for its embryo and AI program as well as developing the bulls it […]

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3 Things Buyers Want to Know When Purchasing Cattle

Information is power. In today’s world, more information is available than ever before on about any topic you have an interest in. For cattle buyers looking to fill their feedlots and backgrounding yards, three pieces of information are essential when it comes time to buy calves: vaccination history, genetic makeup and the nutrition program history. […]

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“One More” Embryo is Worth Money in the Bank

Bold letters on the back of each VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® bag, read, “What’s one more worth?” For one cattleman that “one more” embryo resulted in a pregnancy he sold to Nine Mile Ranch in Washington, and that “one more” pregnancy produced a bull calf that sold for $105,000, the highest dollar amount paid for a Red […]

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Proper Nutrition is Essential to Fetal Development in the Final Trimester

Producers devote a lot of time, energy, expense and effort to make sure their cows have a good nutrition program in place just prior to calving, through lactation and breeding season. What about their last trimester of gestation? Proper nutrition during pregnancy, and especially those last weeks, play a key role in the development of […]

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