Implementing a Herd Health Program

If healthy calves are your goal, there are several “don’t stop” management decisions you should consider. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is very true when it comes to building a successful health program. Vaccination, nutrition and stress management continue to be the cornerstones of a comprehensive herd health program. Cost […]

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Best Management Practices for Weaning and Feeding Calves

by Twig Marston, Technical Sales Field Manager When it comes to weaning and feeding calves, there are several best management practices (BMPs) you don’t want to stop. When focusing on BMPs you can create an effective management system and improve calf health and productivity. Tying nutrition, vaccination and management programs together minimizes problems, builds value and […]

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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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5 Tips for Beef Cow Herd Winter Supplementation

With first blast of winter weather quickly approaching, have you thought about what that means to your cow herd? Keeping cattle in good condition through the fall and into early winter ultimately helps insulate the animal and minimize the amount of feed required later in the winter season. Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition and Technical Sales […]

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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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Manage the Cattle for the Markets

In today’s market, cattle producers need to take advantage of every opportunity to increase the value and profit of their calves. Universities and cattle services have been reporting the economic effects of good and bad management practices for decades. One early report is a 1986 extension publication highlighting a sale barn survey that focused on […]

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When Times Get Tough…Don’t Stop!

Supplementation programs will always be important building blocks for cow herd nutrition programs. During “belt tightening” times, getting the most bang for your buck becomes even more critical when selecting which, how much and what supplements to feed. It has been repeatedly proven that proper mineral, feed additive and protein supplementation will economically increase beef […]

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