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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3 Things Buyers Want to Know When Purchasing Cattle

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Information is power. In today’s world, more information is available than ever before on about any topic you have an interest in. For cattle buyers looking to fill their feedlots and backgrounding yards, three pieces of information are essential when it comes time to buy calves: vaccination history, genetic makeup and the nutrition program history. […]

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Investment in Mineral Pays in Healthy Calves & Saved Labor

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Kevin Evans is willing to invest in a quality mineral program. With years of his own research and first-hand results, he knows that the investment pays dividends in a healthy herd and calves that gain. Evans manages nearly 1,400 commercial cows at Thaler Land & Livestock in Southeast Wyoming near LaGrange, with his father-in-law, Dennis […]

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Amaferm Mediates Antibiotic Use in the Feedlot

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Keeping your animals’ digestive system healthy is key to their overall health and performance and your profitability. Excellent health comes when good nutrition and health programs work cooperatively, and that is why it is essential to keep animals’ digestive systems healthy as they enter the feedlot. Entering a feedlot is a stressful time, and many […]

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Wheat Pasture Readiness: Best Practices for Grazing for Maximum Performance

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Cattle producers across the Great Plains and throughout the country often rely on wheat pasture to graze their cattle in late fall and through the winter. However, with less than ideal planting conditions in many regions this year, wheat is getting planted later than usual, which will impact the amount of forage available to cattle, […]

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Health Considerations When Commingling Stocker Cattle

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Freshly weaned calves are already fighting a compromised immune system. Combine that with shipping them on a semi for several hours and commingling them with other groups of calves you’ve purchased elsewhere, and their health system is compromised even further. However, you can implement these best management practices to make sure your stocker calves stay […]

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How to Achieve Gain on Declining Forage Quality

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Grasses decrease in quality as they mature and the grazing season progresses. When the hottest days of summer arrive, cool-season grasses go into a dormant stage, and their quality declines tremendously. Forage availability is usually sufficient, but the nutritional value of the mature cool season grasses is lower. Warm season grasses will produce between 65 […]

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Health Tips for Calves This Fall

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Experience tells us that fall can be a treacherous season for keeping calves healthy. Calves come into the season stout, thrifty and with the expectation of doing well. But changing weather conditions, management systems and nutritional programs can catch the calves off guard and send them into a tail spin of poor health and performance. Planning and implementing a complete program […]

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Considerations for Buying Feeder Calves

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Health. Source. Genetics. Size. Condition. All of these are factors that cattle buyers should take into account when buying their next load of calves to background on grass or put into a feedlot. A healthy calf is going to eat and grow more efficiently so health is of the utmost importance. Be sure to know […]

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Managing Heat Stress

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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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