minerals for cows

VitaFerm® Offers Minerals for Cows in Every Stage of Production 

Minerals for Cows Everywhere you turn, input costs keep creeping up, slowly and steadily. Feed, medicine costs, fencing, and basic supplies for cattle producers are increasing. Often times the first sacrifices that producers make are vitamins and minerals for cows.   Cows require vitamins and minerals for various essential physiological functions to support overall health, growth, […]

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how soon will a cow breed back after calving

How Soon Will a Cow Breed Back After Calving 

We expect a lot from a cow. She spends roughly 283 days in gestation, delivers a calf, and then we prepare her for breed back and expect her to conceive problem-free during her first heat. That is a lot for the body to handle, and the cow does it, hopefully, year after year after year.  […]

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breed back

Tips for Preparing Cows for Breed Back 

Breed Back Spring is in the air, and there is no better sight than baby calves running across the hillside with their shiny coats. What we don’t see is what is happening inside that mother cow, a magnificent reproductive machine. She’s doing her best to raise a growthy, vigorous calf. All while preparing her body […]

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how to treat heat stress in cattle

How to Treat Heat Stress in Cattle 

Nobody likes to feel stressed, cattle included. And those cattle definitely don’t want to experience heat stress. But with the summer quickly approaching, it’s inevitable that heat stress is going to strike, ready or not.   Preventing heat stress is actually preferred over treatment. But there is always going to be some need to treat heat […]

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best fly control for cattle

VitaFerm® Offers the Best Fly Control for Cattle 

Best Fly Control for Cattle Ready or not, it’s fly season. With Midwest winter days in the 70-degree temperatures and an influx of precipitation across parts of the country, it is ideal breeding conditions for pesky flies.  As cattle producers, you already know how troublesome flies can be. After all, flies cause more than $1 […]

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fly control mineral for cattle

The Importance of Using Fly Control Mineral for Cattle 

Fly Control Mineral for Cattle Good things don’t always come in small packages. Take the fly for instance. Tiny little flies cost the beef industry more than a billion dollars each year. If you break that down, flies can cost you, the producer, $30-$50 per pair if you are not engaging in effective fly control […]

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garlic for cattle

Garlic for Cattle: an Ideal Fly Control Method 

Garlic for Cattle Out of sight; out of mind. But what if that nuisance we can’t see is going to cause more than $1 billion in damage to the U.S. beef industry? It’s time to make flies top-of-mind. Yes, that tiny black fly causes a huge economic impact to the beef industry each year.   It’s […]

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A Producer’s Guide to Grass Tetany

Spring might seem like an eternity away. Across the U.S., temperatures have dipped well below zero, and there’s a blanket of snow over most of the country.   However, spring is on the way. With its arrival, cattle producers will be thinking about turning their cattle out on nice green pastures. Spring grazing is always an […]

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Mannan Oligosaccharides: What They Are, How They Benefit your Cow Herd 

A common ingredient you will see in BioZyme® products and many animal feedstuffs is MOS, scientifically known as mannan oligosaccharides. We know that this prebiotic is helpful. But how does it work? What is the science behind it? How do you optimize their implementation in your operation’s feed plan? Let’s talk.  Mannon Oligosaccharides 101  MOS […]

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