It’s Shipping Time: Keep Calves Healthy During the Transition

  Shipping cattle causes shrink, appetite loss and often sickness. Taking precautionary steps both prior to shipping and on arrival, can help keep shrink at a minimum while keeping calves healthier and gaining. Generally, cattle will shrink 1% of their body weight per hour for the first few hours they are off feed and water, […]

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Gain Smart Program is Smart Way to Receive & Grow Cattle

  As backgrounders and feeders start getting in their stocker calves, it is important for them to have a plan in place to help grow those cattle in a healthy, efficient manner. The VitaFerm® Gain Smart® Stocker Program is one such program dedicated to growing cattle in three easy steps. The day those calves come […]

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Relationship Building is Key to Profitability

Cow-calf producers have a lot of decisions to make to ensure their herd turns a profit. One of the biggest decisions they might make is selecting a backgrounding operation or a feedlot to finish their calves. In addition to making sure their nutritional needs are met prior to weaning and shipping here are some tips […]

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