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Warmer weather brings summer stressors that can affect the performance of the herd and impact your reproductive success. The summer grazing period can be one of the most challenging times of the year for the cow calf operation, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to combat summer stressors is to target them before they strike. Don’t fry summer preg rates with VitaFerm® HEAT®!

VitaFerm HEAT

 

Why It Works

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





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


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


VitaFerm® HEAT®
Size: 50 lb. bag


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


VitaFerm® HEAT® IGR
Size: 50 lb. bag


VitaFerm® HEAT® Tub
Size: 200 lb. tub




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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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Fescue

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

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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How to Keep Stockers Gaining Through Summer Heat
After a long cold winter and an overly wet spring, summer might seem like a welcome change. However, the season doesn’t come without its fair share of challenges, especially if you’re grazing stockers. As a stocker operator, you’re going to
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Emily Crunkelton  

Do you have cattle who aren’t your favorites because they don’t shed off well or quickly, take longer to breed back, stand in the pond more frequently than others and maybe you see them panting a lot? They may have endophyte intolerance. If you have fescue grass, there’s a good chance there’s endophyte growing in it. This cow was one we bought who exhibited all the symptoms of fescue toxicity. She was panting with her winter hair still fully intact on August 3, and she was always standing in the pond. Someone told us about a mineral product called VitaFerm HEAT, and I thought we’d never be able to afford feeding our cows this mineral compared to feed store brand mineral prices. But, we decided to try it out. The changes in Phoebe weren’t overnight, of course, but we saw a HUGE change in her over the next few months. She shed her winter hair fully, she bred back on her first cycle with the bull after that, no more panting, and very limited pond standing. We’ve continued to feed the VitaFerm HEAT mineral since then, along with a few of their other mineral products, and I’m definitely a believer.”
- Emily Crunkelton, Oak Hill Farms