Tips for Successful Lambing Part I

A little preparation can go a long way in the prevention of problems during lambing season. In order for a ewe to do her job, deliver strong healthy lambs, and have sufficient milk to raise those lambs it is important to provide proper gestation management. Maintaining ewes on a quality vitamin and mineral program prior […]

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VitaFerm Mineral

Mineral Supplementation Proven to Optimize Reproductive Performance of Cattle

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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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 VitaFerm® 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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Improve Your Creep Feed Ration

Now is the time to begin thinking about your creep feed rations. Creep feed allows producers to efficiently put weight on young calves, as small calves are very efficient at converting feed to gain. Also, as calves pass the 90-120 day mark they begin to need additional supplementation as the lactating beef cow is only […]

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Do I Need to Feed Salt to My Cattle?

by Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition and Technical Support Our VitaFerm mineral labels often say in the feeding instructions to offer additional salt. Beef cattle do have a requirement for salt and in most of the formulations we strive to meet the basic need. However, not all of the products contain salt and with those products […]

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