Determining The Value of Rained On Hay

by Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin and Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota Rain occurring while cut hay is laying in the field causes both yield and quality losses that reduce the value of the crop as an animal feed and a marketable commodity. Weather-induced losses are caused by: Prolonged plant respiration reducing soluble carbohydrates and overall […]

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How is Amaferm Different From Other Equine Digestive Health Products?

Something occurs almost daily that can shift the microbial population in the gut of a horse causing it to become unhealthy, thereby increasing the number of “bad” microbes and reducing the number of “good” ones. The vet comes to vaccinate, the farrier digs out an abscess, a new load of hay arrives, a horse gets […]

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The Real Challenge of Weaning: Getting them to Eat!

Pick up any livestock publication circulated this time of year and you’ll find articles about the “do’s and don’ts” of weaning and starting new arrivals on feed. You’ll see the usual discussions about vaccinations, ration and feeding recommendations, water quality, and maybe some management suggestions on fence line weaning or the best approach to early […]

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Keeping Your Sows Healthy with Amaferm

By Jason Lackey, Sure Champ Swine Specialist In any livestock production business, the ultimate goal is for our females to produce progeny that are high quality, efficient, and will help contribute to the bottom line. Although much time is spent evaluating the genetic merit of these females and what their impact will be from that […]

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Vitaferm Heat

Product Feature: VitaFerm Heat

Summer means heat stress, and a loss of performance in your cow herd. Cattle responses to heat stress include reduced dry matter intake, decreased average daily gain, decreased milk yield, and decreased fertility and poor reproduction. To you this loss of performance means a loss in profitability. BioZyme is excited about our newest mineral, VitaFerm HEAT, specifically […]

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Introducing the Concept-Aid Power Products

We are very excited to introduce our new Concept•Aid Power Products protein line. The only thing is this product line really isn’t “new,” rather it is a name change to more accurately reflect the products benefits. So why the name change? All along each of the Power Products contained a bag of Concept•Aid mineral in […]

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Improve Your Creep Feed Ration

Now is the time to begin thinking about your creep feed rations. Creep feed allows producers to efficiently put weight on young calves, as small calves are very efficient at converting feed to gain. Also, as calves pass the 90-120 day mark they begin to need additional supplementation as the lactating beef cow is only […]

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Do I Need to Feed Salt to My Cattle?

by Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition and Technical Support Our VitaFerm mineral labels often say in the feeding instructions to offer additional salt. Beef cattle do have a requirement for salt and in most of the formulations we strive to meet the basic need. However, not all of the products contain salt and with those products […]

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Fly Control For Your Horse

As the weather warms up, so do fly populations and it’s important to make sure your horse is well protected. Once spring hits, it’s generally time to get on with other jobs around the farm so your horse may not be attracting your attention, but it will be interesting the local fly population! It may […]

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Health Protocols for Newborn Calves

Calving season is here for many producers, and right around the corner for others. Now is the time to begin thinking about health protocols for newborn calves. This is a stressful period in a young calf’s life, and by ensuring they receive the proper nutrition, vitamins and minerals, you can make sure calves are off […]

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