A Guide to Grazing Corn Stalks

If you’ve driven throughout the rural Midwest in the last week or two, you’ve likely noticed a significant difference in the landscape. Where tall corn fields once stood, you can now see for miles, as harvest is in full swing and only the stalks remain.  “In the upper Midwest and in the Plains, there is an […]

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How to Identify the Fall Mineral that is Right for You

Fall could undeniably be one of the most complex seasons of the year. There are crops to harvest, calves to wean, some operations are calving and yet others are preparing for their next spring calf crop. All those production cycles have various nutrient requirements on the herd, all while forages are in varying stages. Add in the mood swing Mother Nature throws out with temperature […]

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How to Make Early Weaning Work in your Operation

By Jack Oattes, M.S., BioZyme Inc. The concept of early weaning in beef cattle has long been considered a management strategy that can potentially benefit cattle producers and their cow herds, although there are several considerations to make when deciding whether or not to implement this strategy. The goal of this article is to discuss some of the relevant historical […]

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Prepare for Fall Calving

Although the summer heat makes it hard to think about fall, those producers who utilize fall calving as a management option likely already have calves on the ground. Fall calving cows are known to calve earlier than expected and with this year’s soaring temps, those calves might even have arrived earlier than usual.  There are definite benefits to fall calving. A key advantage […]

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Making Weaning More Profitable

In a time of unpredictability in the cattle market, one thing remains predictable. The fewer days you have a calf on feed, the lower your input costs will be. With a great percentage of cow-country covered by drought, higher feed costs and a volatile market, finding profit in the cattle business is on top of mind […]

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Consider Management Alternatives During Drought

By Jack Oattes, M.S., BioZyme Inc.  Unpredictable and often extreme weather conditions are just some of the many challenging obstacles that beef cattle producers across the United States regularly contend with while working hard to supply food to a growing population.   Throughout 2021, many cattle producers have been feeling the effects of extremely dry conditions that have had a negative impact on production outcomes. These drought conditions have resulted in […]

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Tune in to Great Nutrition at the BioZyme® Booth in Nashville

Cattle producers who are at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, August 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee, will want to stop by booth 1364 in the trade show to visit with BioZyme® staff and enter multiple chances to win some great prizes. BioZyme marketing and sales staff are looking forward to visiting with cattle producers from across […]

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BQA Leads to Responsible, Thoughtful Cattle Management

Cattle producers are the original stewards of the land. Taking care of the land helps provide valuable nutrients to their cattle, which in turn provides safe, wholesome beef for the world. Not only do the majority of cattle producers take great pride in taking care of their land, but they also take great pride in taking care […]

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4 Tips for Staying Profitable During the Summer

Chances are if you are a cow-calf producer, you are constantly looking for ways to stay profitable. With uncertainties in markets, environments and climate, there are several challenges that exist to getting a handle on your bottom line. However, following a few best management practices will help your operation thrive during the summer and help […]

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American Rancher Episode Addresses Staying Profitable through Challenges

Little things can add up to big differences, especially when those differences are in your bottom line. That is the message shared by Steve Howard, Howard Ranches in Oklahoma. Howard Ranches along with Thaler Land and Livestock in Wyoming, will be featured on RFD- TV’s American Rancher in June, talking about how the Vita Charge® program […]

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