Feed the Future Program Spotlight: The Collins Family

For one family in Southwest Oklahoma, the Hereford breed isn’t just another hobby. It is a way of life that runs deep in their heritage. Colby and Shellie Collins are fourth and fifth generation, respectively, Hereford breeders making their daughters Cierra, Claire and Cricket the fifth and sixth generations of Hereford enthusiasts. “The Hereford industry […]

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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 degree […]

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Natural Insect Control Options for Cattle Producers

As Spring transitions to Summer, and the days get warmer, flies become more bothersome. Cattle producers should know that in addition to the traditional chemical methods to keep flies and other insects at bay, VitaFerm® offers natural insect control methods as well. VitaFerm HEAT™ includes garlic, a natural insect repellent. The garlic will change the […]

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BUB Ranch Develops Sound, Functional Bulls in the Ozarks

Holly Meyer understands what it takes to develop a sound, functional, fertile bull for her customers. And although she faces what some producers might see as obstacles – the heat and humidity of the South along with the challenges of grazing on fescue, Holly and her family have mastered the art of breeding cows and […]

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Opportunity Knocks During the Grazing Season

By Dennis Delaney, Inside Sales Manager Spring and early summer generally offer conditions long on grass and short on stress. Cows are in peak milk production, calves are at the most efficient period of their lives, and forages are at their best. Successful producers seize this opportunity to capture maximum pounds of beef per acre, […]

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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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