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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A Little Investment for a Lot of Return

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In south central Iowa, there is a cattle operation that covers all aspects of management. For Isaiah Shnurman, owner of SP Genetics and Shnurman Sire Services at Bevington, Iowa, managing his cattle and his client’s cattle starts with proper nutrition. “Managing nutrition is very important to our overall operation,” said Shnurman, who runs his own […]

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Keep Calves Healthy During Weaning

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Temperatures are cooling, mama cows and their calves are bawling for each other across the fence line. Weaning time is here, which adds stress to the calves and their immune system. You can keep them healthy by making sure their respiratory and digestive systems are not compromised during this stressful time in their lives. Ensuring […]

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3 Tips to Prepare for Calving Season

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You’ve been waiting nine months to see if your cattle nutrition and breeding decisions were on track and D-day is almost here. Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition and Regulatory Support at BioZyme® Inc., offers three tips to make sure you are prepared for this calving season. 1. Make Sure Your Calving Kit is Ready There […]

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The Power of Protein in Cattle Diets

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Protein is essential within the diet of a ruminant to supply the ammonia needed for microbial growth and to provide the amino acids needed for absorption from the small intestine. A deficiency in protein can limit microbial activity, microbial protein synthesis and rate of digestion. All these can in turn impact feed and energy intake. […]

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Understanding The Nutrient Value of Your Hay

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Taking hay samples is one step that can ensure the nutrient requirements of your animals are being met. By having a general idea of the quality of your forage, it will enable you to provide the lowest cost ration possible to meet your performance expectations. There are two ways you can take hay samples: with […]

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Fall Calving Offers Advantages to Your Cow Herd

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Fall calving offers several advantages that the cow-calf producers can utilize in their management programs. A key advantage is that cows will spend their last days of gestation grazing more lush summer pastures and will typically calve at a higher body condition – something to keep in mind when developing a feeding program for those […]

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Feed Smarter During Drought

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Every year Mother Nature wreaks havoc on various regions with drought. Drier than desirable conditions challenge livestock producers who depend on forages for their cattle to graze during the summer months; however, with proper planning your cattle and your bank account can survive the drought. There are several options for producers looking to survive drought. Cull and […]

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Feed the Future Program Spotlight: The Collins Family

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For one family in Southwest Oklahoma, the Hereford breed isn’t just another hobby. It is a way of life that runs deep in their heritage. Colby and Shellie Collins are fourth and fifth generation, respectively, Hereford breeders making their daughters Cierra, Claire and Cricket the fifth and sixth generations of Hereford enthusiasts. “The Hereford industry […]

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Natural Insect Control Options for Cattle Producers

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As Spring transitions to Summer, and the days get warmer, flies become more bothersome. Cattle producers should know that in addition to the traditional chemical methods to keep flies and other insects at bay, VitaFerm® offers natural insect control methods as well. VitaFerm HEAT™ includes garlic, a natural insect repellent. The garlic will change the […]

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