Bickel Farms
Brian Bickel, Bickel Farms, Iowa
  • Iowa
  • “Concept•Aid® Balancer cut our opens in half from nearly 18% to 7% open. When we shipped those cattle that were open, they averaged nearly 50 pounds heavier. The mineral paid ...Read More


    Bradshaw Ranch
    Riley Bradshaw, Bradshaw Ranch
  • LaBelle, MO
  • “I’ve tried different mineral programs in the past, but my conception rates are better now with Concept•Aid than they ever have been. I know there can be other factors that ...Read More


    Beth Belvins
    Beth Blevins, DVM,
  • Montana
  • “Concept•Aid® is totally amazing at helping cows get bunched up at breeding time, and calves will start eating it when they are about a week old, so it helps prevent ...Read More


    Scottie Plendl, 712 Enterprises
  • IOWA
  • “Since I started feeding the BioZyme® products with Amaferm®, I have seen a night and day difference in my conception rates and my calves’ performance at weaning. I started feeding ...Read More


    Tina Graham
    Tina Graham, Avery Graham Ranch
  • “We started on the VitaFerm® minerals a little more than a year ago, and so far, we like everything we have used. We weaned our calves on the Vita Charge® ...Read More


    Haven Meged, World Champion Tie Down Roper
  • Miles City, MT
  • “The VitaFerm® mineral has been doing a really good job on our herd of about 600 mother cows. It was so dry last summer, and the grass wasn’t as good ...Read More


    Brad Carnahan, Carnahan Cattle Co.
  • “I’ve been feeding VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® for two years. Last year I was set to start calving April 3, but got a few calves starting around March 28. Since we are ...Read More


    Andy Joos
  • IOWA
  • “We’ve been using the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® for several years and have seen a lot better conception rates in our cows. As a cooperator herd for Deppe Angus, we do primarily ...Read More


    Joe Johnson, Clover Hill East Farm
  • “After I completed a feed trial with CFC, the results of adding Amaferm® to the diet were proved to me, so I started feeding the Gain Smart® mineral in addition ...Read More


    Alder’s Ranch, JD Georg
    JD Georg, Alder's Ranch
  • “We believe in making that cow take poor quality forage and turn it into beef and into milk while raising those calves. Our grass is not that good, but we ...Read More


    Timmy Mills, TNT Family Farms
  • “We’ve been using VitaFerm® products in our cattle operation for the last two years. We put VitaFerm and another mineral side-by-side, and the cattle would always go to the VitaFerm. ...Read More


    Jon Winkelpleck
  • IOWA
  • “On our replacement heifers this year, we had 100% conception rate, and they all bred in the first 60 days. Our vet even asked us what we did differently! I ...Read More


    Val Reiss
    Val Reiss
  • "We fed all VitaFerm® minerals this past year, as we heard people say it could help our cow herd's reproductive performance. We could not have been more happy with how ...Read More


    Kyle Grim, Beaver Creek Angus
  • “We fed the VitaFerm® HEAT® mineral through the summer in one pasture. Our cows didn’t stress as hard in the heat where we had limited shade. We have some fescue ...Read More


    Nathan Brenize
  • "We were including the VitaFerm® HEAT® mineral in our show heifers’ feed rations (last summer). At the fair, everyone’s heifers were laying under the fans panting, but our heifers were ...Read More


    Rex Claxton
  • “We fed another mineral for eight or nine years, maybe 10. I thought it was the best mineral around. There was a friend of mine that handled a lot of ...Read More


    RJ Petersek, Raven Angus
  • “We started feeding VitaFerm Concept•Aid® this spring. We just preg-checked around 1,000 cows and came up with only 5% open. We’re really happy with that number, especially with the cows ...Read More


    Trevor Corboy, Smokey Hollow Farms
  • OHIO
  • “I wouldn’t wean a set of calves without the Vita Charge® Stress Tubs. There has been a decrease in the amount of stress our calves experience. If you have a ...Read More


    Brian Burgess, Burgess Farms
  • “I use the Vita Charge® Drench any time I work calves, vaccinate, castrate and wean them. I feel that anytime I’m stressing them, the Vita Charge boosts them. When I ...Read More


    Justin Maus, Maus Angus Ranch
  • North Dakota
  • “I was so excited when they came out with VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® 5/S HEAT® because for us in the upper Midwest, you wanted to feed Concept•Aid and get your cows bred ...Read More


    Spener Nero
  • Oklahoma
  • “My whole protocol has changed because of Vita Charge® Cattle Drench. I used to give a lot of antibiotics, fill them up with shots, but once I started using drench, ...Read More


    Darrin Price, Chaney Pike Angus
  • “My philosophy is the more calves you can sell at one time, the more money we make when we sell them in groups. We breed our cows for a 60-day ...Read More


    Leon Dallegge
  • “We have used the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® Protein Tub, but now we are using the new Conserve™ Protein Tub. I started using it because the cows don’t need all the Concept•Aid ...Read More


    Mark Grisier
  • “I am a big believer in the BioZyme® products. I A.I. cows for several people in my area, and I always suggest they start feeding the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® at least ...Read More


    Tera Rooney Barnhardt, DVM
  • “If I can utilize the animal’s immune system to its maximum potential because I have every other wheel on the track, that’s how I prefer to practice veterinary medicine. I ...Read More


    Leonard Harris, Feedlot Owner
  • OHIO
  • “I’ve been putting out the Vita Charge® Stress Tubs to all my incoming calves for about a year now, and they seem to have helped cut down on my sickness ...Read More


    Steve Olson, Hidden Canyon Farm, New York
  • “I’ve seen some great results since starting to use the BioZyme® products. Since adding the Amaferm® pellet to our feed, we have not had one bloat problem. The product I ...Read More


    Levi Gorush, B Bar L Herefords
  • “I would normally cake our cows, even in the summer, and then fly spray them while they are eating their cake. Since starting them on the VitaFerm® HEAT® IGR (transitioned ...Read More


    Eddie Burks, Burks Cattle
  • “I wouldn’t breed cows without VitaFerm® Concept•Aid®. I believe that much in it as far as getting them bred. We try to be 100% A.I. or embryo transfer, and there ...Read More


    Tim Ree, Ree Ranches, Montana
  • “It is a big part to have a healthy calf and not have pulls since we are selling our calves on an all-natural program. We’ve had really good success putting ...Read More


    Tim Ree, Ree Ranches, Montana
  • “Our first calf heifers this year were some of the best we’ve ever had. Two and coming three-year-olds had 1% open. I was super, super happy about that because you ...Read More


    Jody Hockabay, Elm Tree Farm, Kentucky
  • “We find the VitaFerm® products to be very beneficial, as our pregnancy rates increased very well. Then VitaFerm developed the HEAT® mineral, and we started feeding that a couple years ...Read More


    Steve Tate, Tate’s Teetrn’ Bulls, Kentucky
  • “I started using the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® last spring on my cows, and I have noticed a difference on my breeding window, calf growth and recently on getting my donor cow ...Read More


    Kevin Bennett, Sandrock Ranch Herefords
  • Wisconsin
  • “We’ve been feeding VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® for four years. We’d been looking for a good mineral. We were having some issues with retained placentas, and heifers that weren’t cleaning as well ...Read More


    Bridget Willams, Laurel Leaf Livestock
  • Montana
  • “Our first calf heifers this year were some of the best we’ve ever had. Two and coming three-year-olds had 1% open. I was super, super happy about that because you ...Read More


    Wade Wilson
  • “We experienced scours, coccidiosis, weak calves, cows that wouldn’t breed, you don’t even know all the problems I had. One year we lost 35 calves. Since I went to VitaFerm® ...Read More


    Jensen Angus Farm
    Cody Jensen, Jensen Angus Farm
  • IOWA
  • “Our conception rates are better with the help of VitaFerm® Concept•Aid®. Our E.T. work is staying at a stronger percentage level of pregnancies, right around 80%, with a lot of ...Read More


    Sarah Scott McElfresh
    Scott McElfresh, Vista Farms
  • Alabama
  • “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 ...Read More


    Buck Rich, Leaning Oak Ranch
  • Oklahoma
  • “The same year we switched to VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® we left our bulls out for a shorter period of time and still gained about a 6% conception across the board. We ...Read More


    Sondra Brancel, Next Generation Genetics
  • Wisconsin
  • “We noticed a significant difference in our conception rates on cattle that were treated exactly the same, and through the spring and summer we noticed much better foot health. It ...Read More


    Ty Byrd
  • California
  • “Believe it or not, California is a pretty challenging environment to get cattle bred in, not just because of the different climates, but the different temperatures and different grasses coming ...Read More


    Jay Dickson, Center Ranch
  • Texas
  • “The last 40 years I’ve been involved in managing ranches. I’ve tried probably every single mineral that can be thought of because every mineral salesman comes by, and I always ...Read More


    Shawn Johnston
  • “I get cattle bred back quicker with VitaFerm® Concept•Aid®. I’m a firm believer that a good mineral program will improve your pregnancy rate, whether it’s A.I. or embryo work. Our ...Read More


    Dalton D. Hyke
  • Nebraska
  • "I’ve been using VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® for probably 3 years. My employer used it so I tried it and haven’t strayed. I just started using VitaFerm HEAT® this year and couldn’t ...Read More


    Tom Carter
    Tom Carter
  • North Carolina
  • "I believe in minerals. I believe the most problems you have with cattle is with mineral deficiency. I saw the VitaFerm® Gain Smart® Program on The American Rancher one night, ...Read More


    Kyle Stohs
  • Nebraska
  • We began using VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® two years ago and had first-calf heifers breed back in 28 days the first year. The second year we used fixed-time A.I. and got 80% ...Read More


    Roger Buchanan
    Roger Buchanan, Flying V Ranch
  • Oklahoma
  • "60-days ago we started weighing calves. The last 2 days we've been weighing again and the calves that were on VitaFerm® Protein Tubs and VitaFerm Gain Smart® Stocker mineral gained ...Read More


    605 Sires
    Cory Schrag, Owner of 605 Sires
  • South Dakota
  • “We had a few bulls that struggled with semen quality issues in terms of morphology and motility. After about two weeks on the Vita Charge® Stress Tubs, we saw a ...Read More


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    Don Abarr
  • Minnesota
  • “Through the course of last summer and early fall, we ran Vita Charge® Drench at weaning and ran it through almost every calf. We only treated four calves (out of ...Read More


    Dwayne Graves
    Dwayne Graves
  • Arkansas
  • “I just started using VitaFerm® in January this year. The cattle weren’t in great shape after the hard winter. Around this same time I purchased 100 head of first-calf heifers ...Read More


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    Matthew Kitchell, DaKitch Angus & Hereford Farm
  • Minnesota
  • "VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® 5/S and HEAT® are used tremendously here. We had over 80 percent stick on their first AI. And with many flushes we had 100 percent fertile embryos. I ...Read More


    Hallie Hubbard
    Hallie Hubbard
  • Texas
  • "We appreciate your products so much. They have made a significant, positive impact on our program. When you have a small herd, numbers count. A single cow or heifer that ...Read More


    Jimmy Linthicum
    Jimmy Linthicum Sr., owner of JCL Red Angus LLC and JCL Land & Cattle Limousin/LimFlex
  • Oklahoma
  • “We have been feeding VitaFerm® products for several years. VitaFerm Concept•Aid® plays an important role in the performance of our breeding cows and heifers, as well as our bulls. We ...Read More


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    Holly Schafer, H&R Mini Hereford
  • Oklahoma
  • “People send me their problem cows, we put them on VitaFerm®, usually the Concept•Aid® Tubs, get them back where they need to be, and we send them home bred 90 ...Read More


    Tree Lane Farms
    Ryan Schlipf, Tree Lane Farms
  • Illinois
  • "The High Mag option in the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® line is one we use heavy this time of year to protect against the risk of grass tetany and we feel it ...Read More


    Paula Brown
    Paula Brown
  • Nebraska
  • "All ranchers go through good times and tough times. My family's ranch is the same. Last year's calving season was going wonderful with no troubles. That all changed in a ...Read More


    Emily Crunkleton
    Emily Crunkleon
  • "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 ...Read More


    Butler Family
    Butler Family
  • Iowa
  • "We have a small cow-calf operation of about 50 cows. We truly believe in VitaFerm® products!! From breeding season to calving season VitaFerm is in our line-up of products. We ...Read More


    Sid Arnold
    Sid Arnold, Owner of Pleasant Acres Show Cattle, Georgia
  • “We ran our own trial with the VitaFerm®Concept•Aid® for two years, with a year skipped in between. We didn’t do exactly what is recommended the first year but still had ...Read More


    Danny Ulmanis, BUB Angus, Missouri
  • Missouri
  • “In about 3 weeks, the cattle that were on the VitaFerm® HEAT® mineral had turned their coat from a rust color that’s associated with fecue to black. If they were ...Read More


    Jeff Simmons, J&S Cattle, Bastrop, LA
  • Louisiana
  • "Within 30 days of putting the mineral out, we saw the cattle on the pasture a couple of hours a day more than the would have normally been. I think ...Read More


    Kevin Evans, Thaler Land and Livestock, Wyoming
  • Wyoming
  • “When we wean, and we go right to Vita Charge® Drench, I’ll go 45 days without any issues, usually. Those calves seem to come out of the drench, hit the ...Read More


    David Irwin, Red Rock Land & Cattle
  • New Mexico
  • “VitaFerm® Gain Smart® is something that we have come to depend on. We have tried other products but we feel that VitaFerm Gain Smart is very cost-effective. We don’t worry ...Read More


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    Joe Leathers, Ranch Manager at the 6666 Ranch
  • Texas
  • “With the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® Protein Tubs, we have the ability to get a good mineral package in our cows. As the green grass comes, the cows pretty much quit the ...Read More


    Raymond Fussel
    Raymond Fussell, The Tennessee Ridge
  • Tennessee
  • “I’ve been running pretty much the same cattle for 20 years on this place, and they have never averaged 900 lbs. nor had that few to sort off. With the ...Read More


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    Melynda Gress, Y-Cross Inc.
  • Buffalo, South Dakota
  • "My yearlings absolutely love Gain Smart® Stocker HEAT®. I can’t keep enough of it in front of them. I have to cut it with some salt a little bit. Otherwise ...Read More


    Bruce Everhart, Hereford Breeder
  • Indiana
  • “Our cows are on a VitaFerm® mineral year-round. When they aren’t on Concept•Aid® or HEAT® , we keep them on Cattlemen’s Blend™. The mineral keeps our cows healthy, eating, and ...Read More


    Tom Dobesh
  • “In the summertime, I was feeding the VitaFerm® HEAT® product, and in the fall and winter I feed the VitaFerm 30-13 Protein Tub™. Out of 50 cows, I had one ...Read More


    Tim Wells, Hoosier Valley Ranch
  • Central Nebraska
  • “I was skeptical at first, but within two weeks of feeding the HEAT® mineral I noticed a difference in my cattle. The fly control is good. They weren’t bunching up ...Read More


    Charlie Boyd II, Angus & Hereford breeder
  • Kentucky
  • “We really see a difference in fly control with our cows. When it is really hot out, we see fewer cows pond up, and they are out grazing more frequently. ...Read More


    Eric Walker, Walker Polled Hereford Farm
  • Morrison, Tennessee
  • “I have noticed that our cattle are out grazing more during the day and not standing under the shade so much since we started using VitaFerm® HEAT® mineral. The cows shed ...Read More


    Matt Reeves
  • Northeast Missouri
  • “This will be the third summer I have put my cows out with the VitaFerm® HEAT® mineral. The first year, I put two groups of cows out with it, and ...Read More


    Brady Smith
  • Emerson, Iowa
  • “With VitaFerm® HEAT® mineral, I notice cattle grazing later into the morning and coming out earlier in the evening when it is still warm to graze, so I can tell ...Read More


    Garrett Lampe
  • Illinois
  • “Using VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® Protein Products is a no-brainer. We switched to a cheaper product to cut costs, but in the long run it ended up costing us more. Now, with ...Read More


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    James Burks, 44 Farms
  • Texas
  • "Since 44 Farms began using Concept•Aid® mineral, we have been able to not only increase the breed back percentage on our females, but we are seeing stronger fertility in our ...Read More


    John and Randa Starnes
    John & Randa Starnes, Tennessee River Music Cattle
  • Alabama
  • "Open cattle aren't very profitable. With Concept-Aid® we've seen quicker breed back and higher AI rates on first service concept. The more calves we can get on the ground in ...Read More


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    Darin and Dylan Dockter
  • North Dakota
  • "This year we gave Vita Charge® Drench a try at receiving. Out of the 999 calves we received, from several different ranches, we had 0% death loss, which has never ...Read More


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    Grady Green, Draggin M Ranch
  • Arkansas
  • "It doesn't matter what you've got in terms of genetics or anything else if you don't take care of the nutrition on those cattle you are basically shooting yourself in ...Read More


    Bob Fitzpatrick, Haven Hill Simmentals
  • Illinois
  • "Being in the seedstock business we retain heifers to stay on top of new genetics. We expect those heifers to breed back in a timely manner. Using VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® 5/S ...Read More


    David Burns, Burns Farms Herefords
  • Tennessee
  • "As a purebred cow-calf producer, we are always looking for ways to improve efficiency in breeding our herd. One of the best ways to accomplish this is for our cows ...Read More


    Gene Lollis, Buck Island Ranch
  • Florida
  • "This past year we fed Concept•Aid® to one set of cows. We documented a 4% improvement in pregnancy rate. We feel as though Concept•Aid® with the Amaferm® advantage is responsible. ...Read More


    John Ridder, Falling Timber Farm
  • Missouri
  • "Concept•Aid® is the backbone of our reproductive success. If you can get a cow rebred you have just put a whole lot of money in your pocket. Reproduction is the ...Read More


    John McCurry
    John McCurry, McCurry Angus Ranch
  • Kansas
  • "We've seen the benefits of feeding VitaFerm® mineral in the summer and when we wean our calves in the fall. Amaferm® helps with the digestion of the summer pasture, which ...Read More


    Leo McDonnell
    Leo McDonnell, Midland Bull Test
  • Montana
  • “At Midland Bull Test, we focus on performance testing of eight different breeds of bulls. Feed conversion is the key to profitability in today’s inflated environment, and VitaFerm® with the ...Read More


    Paul, Lori & Kelsey Vanderberghe
    The Vandeberghe's, Flying V Angus
  • North Dakota
  • “We returned to AIing 10 years ago and we never dreamed of the success we found with including Amaferm®. Eighty-four percent of our cows will calve in 47 days next ...Read More


    Rod Schatz
    Rod Schatz
  • North Dakota
  • “Out of the 168 cows bred last year, only two were open and I pulled the bulls in August. My cows look good even though they seem to eat less. ...Read More


    Albert Thorne
    Albert Thorne, AW Thorne Land & Cattle
  • Oklahoma
  • “A few years ago, I ran my own test and the VitaFerm® cattle clearly out-performed the others. When I switched to a cow-calf operation, I stayed with VitaFerm®. We do ...Read More


    Melvin LeLand
    Melvin LeLand, LeLand Red Angus
  • Montana
  • “We’ve used the product for three years and we’ve seen an improvement in the efficiency of our bulls. Our area has significant molybdenum, which ties up the phosphorus, zinc and ...Read More


    The Wendels
    The Wendels
  • North Dakota
  • “Record high land prices and cash rent have made feed more expensive. VitaFerm® makes our feed go farther.”


    Ron Aberle
    Ron Aberle
  • North Dakota
  • “We buy around 2,000 calves weighing 300 to 400 pounds in the fall and feed a ration of corn silage, wet distillers and ground corn stover with VitaFerm®. Even though ...Read More


    Ron Pelton
    Ron Pelton, Pelton Simmentals
  • North Dakota
  • “We’re feeding hailed out barley and wheat, along with slough grass, a limited amount of ‘good ‘ hay, mixed with corn silage. The overall quality just isn’t there, but I ...Read More


    Jackie Coltrane
  • Kansas
  • "The consequences of fescue grass and the hot, humid days in Southeast Kansas always cause our cows to spend their days standing in the pond or in the shade. After ...Read More