Consistency is Vital to A.I. Success

It’s time to start thinking about preparing for your cow herd’s breeding season, and one of the most important considerations is keeping them on a consistent nutrition plan. What? You are just getting geared up for spring calving? Then, now is the perfect time to start making sure your females will be in proper nutritional […]

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Calf Scours: Causes, Signs, Prevention, and Management

By Janna Kincheloe SDSU Extension Research Associate II For many cattle producers, this time of year means sleepless nights, partly due to checking cows during calving and partly due to the worries that come after calves are safely on the ground. Calf scours, the common term for neonatal calf diarrhea, is one of the primary […]

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Charging Up Your New Bull Battery

by Dr. Twig Marston, Technical Field Sales Manager Managing yearling bulls can be a challenge. Stressors such as adapting to new surroundings and the uprising of social activities bring extra burdens on their physical and mental wellbeing. Because yearling bulls have a considerable amount of growth and development ahead of them, giving them extra care […]

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3 Tips to Prepare for Calving Season

If you follow us on Twitter you know that we are getting pretty excited about #calfwatch17. You’ve been waiting nine months to see if your nutrition and breeding decisions were on track and D-day is almost here. Here are three tips to make sure you are prepared for this important phase of production. Make sure […]

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Concept•Aid Block Provides Convenient Protein Option

BioZyme® is excited to expand the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® protein line to include our first-ever protein block. The Concept•Aid Protein Block is a convenient delivery system designed to optimize forage digestion while enhancing reproductive performance. The Concept•Aid Protein Block is formulated to deliver the same high-quality minerals, trace minerals and vitamins found in Concept•Aid loose mineral with […]

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Focus on Body Condition Scores Prior to Calving

There is a little bit of irony when we say “spring” calving is around the corner. However, regardless of when calves will hit the ground, you want to make sure you and your cows are prepared. Calf prices are certainly not what they were last year, but at this point, every live calf means dollars […]

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Prepare for the Worst During Fall Calving

Source: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service – Northeast District’s Timely Topics Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar is quoted saying “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Most cattle producers do a really good job with management while expecting the best but sometimes we lack on preparing for the worst. There are steps that each […]

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Donor Cow Nutrition

Thoughts of next year’s breeding decisions are in full swing. In addition to natural service and A.I., you may be considering embryo transfer. Flushing those cows with superior phenotype and genetics can be an easy way to make rapid improvements in the quality of your cowherd. However, flushing and embryo transfer comes with an elevated […]

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Mineral Supplementation Proven to Optimize Reproductive Performance of Cattle

VitaFerm Mineral

For cow/calf producers, there are certain times that significantly impact the operation’s profitability. Failure to manage the nutrition of the cow herd during these critical times can hurt productivity in ways that producers often do not think about. Supplementing the herd with important vitamins, minerals and proteins before calving and through breeding has been research-proven […]

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