Preparing Cows for Embryo Transfer

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Embryo transfer (E.T.) is an important tool to propagate outstanding genetic influence within the herd, with the potential to produce multiple offspring of the same mating in the same year. Because of the time, labor and expense involved in creating these genetics, we reached out to Trans Ova Genetics, a leader in reproductive technologies, to […]

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Must-Have Mineral for Peak Performance

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Getting cattle bred, keeping them bred and weaning a calf that will grow and perform are priorities for Blackwater Cattle Co. The Georgia-based seedstock operation understands the value of a premium mineral program, and that is why it invests in VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® for its embryo and AI program as well as developing the bulls it […]

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“One More” Embryo is Worth Money in the Bank

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Bold letters on the back of each VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® bag, read, “What’s one more worth?” For one cattleman that “one more” embryo resulted in a pregnancy he sold to Nine Mile Ranch in Washington, and that “one more” pregnancy produced a bull calf that sold for $105,000, the highest dollar amount paid for a Red […]

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Proper Nutrition is Essential to Fetal Development in the Final Trimester

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Producers devote a lot of time, energy, expense and effort to make sure their cows have a good nutrition program in place just prior to calving, through lactation and breeding season. What about their last trimester of gestation? Proper nutrition during pregnancy, and especially those last weeks, play a key role in the development of […]

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Breeding Season Prep: Focus on Bull Health and Nutrition

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Breeding season is just around the corner, you’ve got your cows on a good supplement program and they are in great shape ready for breeding. But what about your bulls? Are they ready to service multiple females during the next few months while contributing 50% of your next calf crop’s genetic material? For optimal performance, […]

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Investment in Mineral Pays in Healthy Calves and 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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44 Farms Partners in Performance

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Raising quality beef is key at 44 Farms, and quality starts with a sound nutrition program in the cow herd. Recently, 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas, unveiled its “Partners in Performance” program, where the farm encourages producers who they buy feeder calves from for the 44 Farms branded-beef program to have a good nutrition plan […]

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Wean with Confidence with the Gain Smart Program

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It’s weaning time. Whether you are retaining your own stocker calves or getting them in from other producers, it is important to have a plan to grow those calves in a healthy, efficient manner. The Gain Smart® Stocker Program is one such program dedicated to growing cattle in three easy steps. The Gain Smart Program […]

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Partnerships that Pay Premiums

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Cattle producers are continually looking for ways to add premiums to their calf crop and put some extra dollars of profit in the bank. A simple partnership created earlier this year between Superior Livestock Auction and BioZyme® Inc., creates added value for the producer when it’s time to market calves. The VitaFerm® Raised and Gain […]

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