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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BioZyme Welcomes Faulkenberry as North Texas Area Sales Manager

We are excited to welcome Joe Faulkenberry as a new member to our Area Sales Manager team. Joe will be covering North Texas and is excited to help producers and VitaFerm dealers with their nutritional needs. Faulkenberry has been involved in farming and ranching his entire life. He attended Tarleton State University and earned his […]

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Four Easy Steps to Effective Selection at a Live Sale

#1 Do Your Homework Prior to the Sale Most breeders go to the extent of organizing a catalog for review prior to the sale. These catalogs contain pertinent information about breed, date of birth, pedigrees and EPDs. If this is your first time to purchase from a particular breeder, make a phone call well before […]

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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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Larry Ehlert: Progress in the Cow/Calf Business

Around the office you will find several old VitaFerm ads from the 80s featuring BioZyme founder, Larry Ehlert. Larry was a man much ahead of his time and provides advice that even today’s modern cattlemen will gain value from. In the cow/calf business, progress must be ahead of us because it sure isn’t behind us.  […]

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Health Protocols for Newborn Calves

Calving season is here for many producers, and right around the corner for others. Now is the time to begin thinking about health protocols for newborn calves. This is a stressful period in a young calf’s life, and by ensuring they receive the proper nutrition, vitamins and minerals, you can make sure calves are off […]

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Vita Charge Drench vs. Liquid Boost

Vita Charge® is now available in seven formulas allowing you flexibility in how the product is administered. Vita Charge Drench, or “the green stuff” as some refer to it, has been one of the most popular Vita Charge products. However, with the introduction of Vita Charge Liquid Boost, which can be used as a drench, […]

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Equine: What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

Researchers and veterinarians believe a healthy gut reduces gas and/or colic, improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, benefits the immune system, protects the horse against infection (e.g., by diarrhea-causing organisms such as Salmonella or Clostridium), and minimizes the occurrence of laminitis. Something occurs almost daily that can shift the microbial population in the gut of […]

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Which Concept-Aid is Right for My Operation

With 11 different Concept•Aid breeding mineral formulas you may be asking, “Which product is right for me?” With both tub and loose mineral options, protein and non-protein formulas, and varying phosphorus levels, we can offer the Concept•Aid formulation that is best suited for your operation. Knowing your animals’ phosphorous requirements is important, however, it is also important […]

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