Managing Heat Stress

  by Kevin Glaubius, BioZyme® Director of Nutrition and Technical Sales Support Heat stress impacts the performance of cattle with millions of dollars of annual economic losses. Animal responses to heat stress include reduced dry matter intake, decreased average daily gain, decreased milk yield, and decreased fertility and poor reproduction. As Figure 1 reflects, the […]

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Put the Amaferm Advantage in your Calves’ Creep Feed

Spending less on a product doesn’t always mean you’re saving money. That is true when selecting the best creep feed for your calves. Supplementing calves with creep feed is important to their growth, as it provides a source of energy that most calves won’t get while transitioning from nursing to grazing forages. And since there […]

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Gain Smart Mineral: Which One Should You Use?

Pounds of gain equal pounds of product, and pounds of product equal dollars in the bank. BioZyme® Inc., understands that those in the beef industry are always looking for ways to increase efficiency, and with that in mind, offer the Gain Smart™ mineral line for stockers and backgrounders. There are three mineral options: Gain Smart […]

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Gain Smart Program is Smart Way to Receive & Grow Cattle

  As backgrounders and feeders start getting in their stocker calves, it is important for them to have a plan in place to help grow those cattle in a healthy, efficient manner. The VitaFerm® Gain Smart® Stocker Program is one such program dedicated to growing cattle in three easy steps. The day those calves come […]

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Backgrounding Calves with Gain Smart Pays

Keeping cattle healthy and gaining are priorities for cattle producers; but when you can keep them healthy and gaining while saving some money at the same time, that is something everyone can get excited about. CV Ledbetter & Son is a diversified cattle operation located at Okmulgee, Okla. The cow-calf segment includes a Hereford and […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to Weaning Woes

By Twig Marston, BioZyme® Beef Business Development & Field Support When the time comes to wean calves, producers have a lot of decisions to make on weaning strategies, vaccination programs and feeding protocols. However, the most important decisions producers will make are how to keep their calves healthy, on feed and gaining weight. Ensuring a […]

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Managing Selenium in the Diet

Maintaining accurate levels of Selenium in your cattle diets can be a challenge – you don’t want to feed an excess and you don’t want to feed too little. The need for interaction with other nutrients, deficiency, and toxic effects of Selenium has been intensely studied, making guidelines and feeding recommendations fairly straightforward. The challenge […]

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Considerations for Creep Feed

To creep, or not to creep? That is the million dollar question for many producers. When determining whether or not to creep feed, a producer must assess financial variables with production goals to determine what creep protocol (if any) is the best fit for their production scenario. Prior to weaning, a calf’s diet consists of […]

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Feed the Future Program Spotlight: The Harkers

It doesn’t seem like that many years ago I saw Danny and Jill Harker with their two sons, Luke and Danny, at their first Junior National Hereford Expo. But, as the saying goes “time flies when you are having fun.” Danny and Jill have been long time supporters of junior programs, but have quickly found […]

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