Improved Herd Nutrition is a Change Worth Talking About

Making change isn’t always easy; especially when multiple generations are working together on the family farm. However, with four people from three generations bringing ideas to the table of a progressive operation, like the Winkelpleck Family Farm in east central Iowa, change for the better is always welcome.  “My dad is 81 years old, and it was his idea to research the VitaFerm®. He saw […]

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American Rancher Show to Feature Wyoming Ranch Family, VitaFerm®

“A good mineral program is so important, and it is essential to animal health.” This sentiment is shared by Dr. Tim Holt. Holt is a world-renown veterinarian known for perfecting the pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) test. The PAP test is a predictor of high-altitude sickness or “brisket disease” in cattle throughout the West. Raising cattle […]

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Preparing your Bulls for Fall Breeding

As the daylight hours get shorter and the weeks slip by, those cow-calf operations with a fall calving program are likely already planning their fall breeding program. Now is the time to make sure that your bull battery is ready for breeding season to cover the most cows with the highest number of pregnancies.  The first steps to preparing […]

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Good Management Helps First Generation Rancher Thrive

Some people are born into the cattle industry. Others find a mentor or a partner to join the business with. And for some, it is a way of life that is just in their blood. That’s the case for southwest Arkansas rancher Pace King. He and his wife have been the owners and operators of King […]

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Cut Fall Mineral Costs without Cutting Corners

The leaves are turning. Seasons are changing. Just because your cows aren’t in the season of their peak nutritional needs doesn’t mean you should let their mineral program go by the wayside. There are numerous options that exist. If you’re a believer in a good herd nutrition program, but trying to cut costs, you’ll definitely […]

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Producers have Opportunities to Maximize Returns

The cattle business is filled with risks. However, for all the uncertainty there are an ample amount of opportunities available for those producers who manage their risks and plan accordingly. With so many external influencers in the cattle market such as the environment, the recession and a pandemic, it might seem daunting to plan for […]

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How One Stocker Operator Minimized Medicine Cost and Maximized Return

Farms and ranches passed down from generation to generation, with the younger generation learning from the one before them is just one part of the agricultural legacy. Working together every day to make the land and animals more efficient for the future generations is the other part of that legacy. Howard Cattle Co., at Waurika, […]

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Minimal Investment Keeps Cattle Performing Year-Round

Environmental factors, input costs and other outside factors wreak havoc on production costs while market volatility remains unpredictable. Yet, for less than a nickel per cow, per day, you can make the investment to keep your cattle healthy and performing.  Amaferm® is a precision prebiotic designed to enhance digestibility by amplifying the nutrient supply for maximum performance. […]

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Progressive Cattlemen: Longevity is Benefit of Commitment

Longevity. It seems like a term that doesn’t get used much anymore. Many things in the marketplace are “single-use” items, and products just aren’t made like they used to be. However, for one couple in the cattle business in southeast Louisiana, longevity is a trait that they have become accustomed to.  Arnold and Missy Hess, Morganza, […]

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4 Tips to Successfully Wintering Stocker Calves

It’s no doubt, agriculture is a risky business. There are a lot of uncertainties, especially when you add the environment and the ever-changing weather into the mix. But with a good plan and some of these best management practices in place, you can come out in the springtime with healthy, growthy calves that are ready […]

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