How to Keep Water Tanks Clear in Winter

Cold weather and water never make for a good combination. You may have seen pictures floating around the internet of salt water bottles in water tanks to help keep them from freezing completely over. The idea is that even if the tank forms a layer of ice on it, your cattle could push the bottle down […]

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Mineral Supplementation Proven to Optimize Reproductive Performance of Cattle

VitaFerm Mineral

For cow/calf producers, there are certain times that significantly impact the operation’s profitability. Failure to manage the nutrition of the cow herd during these critical times can hurt productivity in ways that producers often do not think about. Supplementing the herd with important vitamins, minerals and proteins before calving and through breeding has been research-proven […]

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Healthy Cattle and Improved Conception Rates = More Profit

Increase conception rates

Butch Nunn, Kentucky cattlemen, has been using VitaFerm products for more than 10 years. In addition to running his own operation with his son, Butch does custom A.I. work on more than 2500 head of cattle each year. For the customers that he has been able to switch to VitaFerm products they have seen an […]

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Improving Cow Conception Rates

Recently, two of our customers, John McCurry of McCurry Angus Ranch, and John and Randa Starnes of Tennessee Rive Music Cattle, were featured on The American Rancher. Both producers stressed how critical it is to see high conception rates in order for their business to remain profitable. Both producers have had success using the Concept-Aid […]

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Tips For Managing Consumption on Cooked Molasses Tubs

Cooked molasses tubs, like the Vita Charge Stress Tub, VitaFerm 30-13 Protein Tub, and the Concept•Aid Protein Tub, are convenient and cost-effective cattle supplements that help producers enhance animal performance and limit waste. However, to truly maximize their cost-effectiveness, proper consumption management is essential. The easiest way to avoid over or under consumption is to follow […]

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Concept-Aid Power Products on American Rancher

Recently, we featured the Concept-Aid Power Products on RFD-TV’s The American Rancher. The Concept-Aid Power Products offer producers three protein options that combine 20% all-natural protein with the Concept-Aid mineral pack. To learn more about these products take a look at the video below. To find Concept-Aid Power Products in your area use our Dealer Locator […]

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The Power of Protein in Cattle Diets

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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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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