What is the Cost of Keeping an Open Cow?

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Financial survival as a cow-calf producer is like a game of Risk. Producers have a lot of factors to consider each year, and without a doubt, one of those decisions will be what the cost is to keep an open cow in the herd. First, the particular segment a producer is in needs to be […]

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Animal Health is Imperative to Ranch Steeped in Tradition

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It’s 2018. Most people work 8-5 jobs or “telecommute” where they never leave home and work right from their computer. Meals are “home-cooked” in 30 minutes from fresh ingredients delivered to doorsteps in boxes when take-out doesn’t sound appealing. And everyone is connected to someone with technology – in the next room or across the […]

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How to Prevent Grass Tetany

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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

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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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Producer Maximizes Efficiency While Using VitaFerm

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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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Forage Testing is the Key to Profitablity

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Forages are not created equally, but fortunately for producers there are ways to analyze the make-up of the forages to see how to best utilize them for livestock in various stages of production. “Forage testing helps us meet the bottom line on profitability,” said Isaiah Shnurman, owner of SP Genetics & Shnurman Sire Services at […]

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Fall Calving Offers Advantages to Your Cow Herd

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Fall calving offers several advantages that the cow-calf producers can utilize in their management programs. A key advantage is that cows will spend their last days of gestation grazing more lush summer pastures and will typically calve at a higher body condition – something to keep in mind when developing a feeding program for those […]

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Feed Smarter During Drought

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Every year Mother Nature wreaks havoc on various regions with drought. Drier than desirable conditions challenge livestock producers who depend on forages for their cattle to graze during the summer months; however, with proper planning your cattle and your bank account can survive the drought. There are several options for producers looking to survive drought. Cull and […]

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Natural Insect Control Options for Cattle Producers

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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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