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The summer grazing period comes with stressors that can affect the performance of the herd and impact reproductive success. With heat stress, insects and fescue causing challenges, it can be hard to keep the herd profitable. Protect your performance and profits this summer with a VitaFerm® HEAT® product!

VitaFerm HEAT


How does HEAT work?

The Amaferm Advantage:
Amaferm is a precision-based prebiotic that is research-proven to combat heat stress. It also helps stimulate appetite, increase feed digestibility and maximize nutrient absorption.

Capsaicin keeps cattle eating smaller meals throughout the day while also acting as a vasodilator to mitigate the effects of endophyte positive fescue. Also proven to increase water intake.

Garlic acts as a natural insect repellent as the smell repels insects through breath and skin excretion.

Find HEAT in the product that is right for you!

Gain Smart® Stocker HEAT®
Size: 50 lb. bag

Vita Charge® Stress Tub HEAT®
Size: 50 lb. tub


VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® 5/S HEAT®
Size: 50 lb. bag

VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® 5/S HEAT® with ClariFly®
Size: 50 lb. bag

VitaFerm® HEAT®
Size: 50 lb. bag

VitaFerm® HEAT® CTC 3G
Size: 50 lb. bag

VitaFerm® HEAT® Tub
Size: 200 lb. tub

VitaFerm® HEAT® with ClariFly®
Size: 50 lb. bag

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Tips for Combatting Summer Stressors


Warm Temperatures

Progressive Cattleman: Tips for Growing Bulls During Summer Heat
Oil and water. Cats and dogs. Bull fertility and summer heat. All of these are things that don’t necessarily mesh. When it comes to reproductive performance of your herd, you work hard to make sure your cows are in an
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A Guide to Reduce Heat Stress in Stocker Operations
As cattle producers, when the temperature rises, you begin to feel the pressure of keeping the herd healthy and efficient. The warmer it gets outside, the more your herd runs the risk of decreased performance, increased sickness and ultimately economic
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Making the Transition to Your Summertime Mineral
For many spring-calving cow herds across the country, breeding season is just beginning. This means you will want to give your cows every advantage you can to get them bred and keep them bred, especially through the heat of the
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Tips for Grazing Cattle on Fescue
Agriculturalists are the original stewards of the land. When they take care of the land, it in turn, takes care of them and the animals that graze it. Grass is the key component in any grazing operation, especially in the
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Health and Nutrition are Keys to Prevention
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And for one progressive cattle producer, doing things the right way the first time is worth keeping his cow herd healthy and performing. The Boyd family has been raising registered
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Fescue: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It
Grass is a key component in any grazing operation, especially in the summer. Tall fescue is the most widely adapted forage in the U.S. It is a persistent grass that is easy to establish, tolerant of a wide range of
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Fly Control

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
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The Real Impact of Flies
Good things don’t always come in small packages. Take for instance, the fly. This little nuisance is known to cause at least $1.5 billion in losses to the cattle industry annually. Break that down, and it could be costing you,
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A Guide to Pinkeye in your Herd
Pinkeye is a highly contagious infectious disease that impacts cattle across the world. According to a University of Nebraska Veterinary website, pinkeye costs U.S. beef producers between $150-300 million per year. Economic hits can come by way of decreased gain
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“If they are grazing, they are gaining and if they are gaining, there is a payoff there. When cattle are laying in the shade or standing in the mud, they are not consuming forage and therefore they are not growing. We raise our own bulls and our own replacement heifers, so we like to see the cattle out grazing, out gaining weight, where they are more profitable than when they are under the shade. We run our bulls in a river bottom 200 yards from chicken houses, and since we started them on VitaFerm HEAT, they don’t have flies on them. The product is just amazing.”
- Vista Farms