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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How Producers Earned Premiums from Their Nutrition Program

Nutrition Program Adds Value when Marketing Calves Producers have many options when marketing their calves. And premiums are available for those who want to put forth the effort. In 2017, Superior Livestock Auction entered an agreement with BioZyme® Inc., to offer the first-ever, exclusive nutrition value-added program to its offering of value-added marketing programs. Two […]

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How to Improve Calf Vigor in Late Gestation

It’s about to get exciting around your cattle operation. Carefully planned mating decisions, breeding and waiting for those offspring to arrive mean producers will soon have new born calves bouncing around the lot. Or will they? Calf vigor is the combination of many factors with cow nutrition during the last 60 days of gestation topping […]

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Quality Mineral Helps Young Cattleman Achieve His Dream

Most youngsters dream of what they will be when they grow up – teachers, doctors, professional athletes. But for Trey Johnson, Royal, Ark., his dream was to raise cattle. As a kid his dad had a handful of cows, but then decided to build the family home on the farm, tearing out the fence that […]

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Preventing Scours at Calving Time

Calving time and scours. For many producers it seems the two go hand-in-hand. In a perfect world, producers would have ample calving space they could rotate to weekly with fresh, clean bedding in a protected environment away from Mother Nature’s wrath. That does sound good, the reality is most cow-calf operations don’t have that much […]

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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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