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3 Keys to Winter Supplementation

Nov 01,2022

There are many factors to consider when choosing a supplement, such as quality of forage, body condition score (BCS), weather and level of production.
 

Are You Ready For Weaning?

Aug 29,2022

Whether you are planning to early wean or stick to a traditional weaning period, making sure you are prepared can make a stressful time a little easier! Here are a few tips to prepare for weaning:
 

What To Do With High Nitrates?

Aug 29,2022

Given the drought conditions in some locations this year, many producers may be asking themselves how to handle the annual forages they have standing in the field that may not have grown as much as would be expected under normal conditions. These drought stressed forages can be high in nitrates and may be potentially toxic to cattle.

Best Practices for Managing 4 Types of Forage

Apr 28,2022

Capitalize on your forage management to optimize cattle nutrition.

3 Tips to Prepare for Fall Calving Season

Jul 05,2021

Sucessful fall calving seasons start with summer preparation! Read these 3 tips to prepare your operation for calving this fall!

Fly Control: A Cow's Tail wont get the Job Done

May 14,2021

The most effective fly control programs include combining multiple strategies. 

Creep Feeding Beef Calves for Optimal Gains

May 13,2021

Take advantage of the ability to supplement nursing calves to maximize growth!

7 Ways to Battle Heat Stress

May 13,2021

Excess fat cattle ready for slaughter make heat stress abatement a priority in 2020.

Preparing Bulls for Breeding Season

Apr 23,2021

Breeding season is essential to their bottom line of cow calf operations, and a productive bull is essential to a successful breeding season! Make sure your bulls are set up for breeding success!

Managing Anaplasmosis with CTC Medicated Feed

Apr 16,2021

Anaplasmosis is costly blood-born disease in cattle and causes economic losses estimated to exceed $300 million annually due to lowered productivity, infertility and abortions, a drop in milk production and animal death.
 

Adding a Quality Magnesium Supplement can Reduce the Threat of Grass Tetany

Mar 25,2021

After a long winter, nothing marks the arrival of spring better than lush green grass. But as welcoming as a nice thick pasture can be, it can also spell danger for cattle in the form of grass tetany.

Fly Control is a Battle Worth Fighting

Feb 19,2021

It may not seem like it, but it's time to start planning for fly control implementation. 

Fly Control is a Battle Worth Fighting

Feb 19,2021

It may not seem like it, but it's time to start planning for fly control implementation. 

Fly Control is a Battle Worth Fighting

Feb 19,2021

It may not seem like it, but it's time to start planning for fly control implementation. 

Seasonal Mineral Considerations

Feb 04,2021

Mineral is important year-round for supporting health, reproduction, and growth of cattle, but additives are available to provide additional seasonal benefits! Read on to learn more about these seasonal mineral considerations.

Why Do Cows Need Mineral?

Jan 18,2021

MIneral is a common topic this time of year, but why is feeding mineral actually important?

5 Tips for Managing Free Choice Mineral Intake

Jan 04,2021

Learning to manage free choice mineral intake is very important. Under consumed mineral leaves gaps in nutrition that it is designed to fill, while over consumed mineral can be very costly. Here are a few tips to polish up your free choice mineral management.

Developing a Year-Round Mineral Program

Dec 28,2020

Developing a mineral program can be useful in knowing what minerals you need and how much to order. Here are a few things to consider when setting up a program for your operation!

5 Benefits of Creep Feeding Fall Calving Herds

Dec 07,2020

Fall calving herds face different challenges than spring herds cows. Creep feeding is one great tool to utilize for nursing calves in the winter. Read on for 5 benefits of supplementing fall born calves!

4 Considerations for Third Trimester Nutrition

Nov 23,2020

There are several factors that should be considered when deciding on winter cow supplementation programs, especially for spring calving herds!

Managing Your Silage at Feed out

Nov 16,2020

Silages can be tremendous feeds that take a lot of work to put up. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your silage during feed out.

Supplementing Winter Cover Crops with Self Feeders

Oct 26,2020

Grazing winter cover crops is a great management strategy, but it may not meet all of a cow or calf's protein and or energy requirements. Supplementing these animals with a self feeder is a simple, effective way to fill these gaps!

Don't Risk Prussic Acid Poisoning

Oct 23,2020

Prussic acid poisoning is not a risk worth taking. Its time to pull cattle off of sorghum sudan pastures before the first hard freeze!

Strategic Deworming: Treat at 28

Oct 16,2020

Deworming is one of the highest return management practices when used properly. Fall deworming can help livestock winter well and clean up pastures!

Save Costs by Preg Checking Cows This Fall

Sep 22,2020

Weaning is a great opportunity to preg check cows. The earlier open cows are identified, the better the opportunity to save costs and easier it is to determine a marketing plan for these cows!

Heifers: To Keep or To Cull

Sep 07,2020

Selecting replacement heifers is an important part of the beef production system. Read on to see 4 categories to consider when making keep or cull decisions on heifers.

Managing Fall Heat Stress

Sep 01,2020

Fall is rapidly approaching, accompanied by a much needed break from the summer heat! Keep in mind that your cattle are still battling heat stress when temperatures are in the high 60s and 70s. 

Managing Fall Heat Stress

Sep 01,2020

Fall is rapidly approaching, accompanied by a much needed break from the summer heat! Keep in mind that your cattle are still battling heat stress when temperatures are in the high 60s and 70s. 

Let Your Silage Ferment!

Aug 25,2020

Corn silage season is in full force. Make sure you allow your feed to furment for 3 - 4 months before starting to use it!

Let Your Silage Ferment!

Aug 25,2020

Corn silage season is in full force. Make sure you allow your feed to furment for 3 - 4 months before starting to use it!

Tips for Starting Cattle on Your Farm

Aug 17,2020

Getting cattle started on feed after weaning is a critiical step in the beef industry. Here are a few tips to help calves on your operation get off to a great start!

Quality Starter Feeds Help Calves Overcome Stresses of Weaning

Aug 17,2020

Stress is a major problem during weaning and starting cattle on feed. Practicing good animal husbandry along with providing quality starter feeds can help catlle handle this stressful phase.

Are You Ready For Silage Season?

Aug 10,2020

Silage harvest season is upon us! Both corn silage and other small grain silages can be great feeds for livestock when ensiled properly. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your silage harvest!

Are You Ready For Silage Season?

Aug 10,2020

Silage harvest season is upon us! Both corn silage and other small grain silages can be great feeds for livestock when ensiled properly. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your silage harvest!

Are You Ready For Silage Season?

Aug 10,2020

Silage harvest season is upon us! Both corn silage and other small grain silages can be great feeds for livestock when ensiled properly. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your silage harvest!

Does Creep Feeding Make Cents?

Aug 03,2020

Evaluating income over feed cost is one way to determine if creep feeding is right for your operation.

6 Tips for Successful Creep Feeding

Jul 27,2020

Creep feeding is a great tool to use on cow calf operations, but proper management is essential to successfully utilizing this tool!

DDG is an Effective & Economical Choice for Late Pasture Supplementation

Jul 20,2020

DDG can be a great option for supplementing cows and growing calves as grass starts to turn in Late summer.

Quality Silage Inoculants can Improve Nutritive Quality & Provide a Substantial ROI

Jul 07,2020

Quality bacterial silage inoculants enhance silage preservation, reduce dry matter loss, and increases feeding value.

Why Creep Feed?

Jul 06,2020

Four benefits to think about when considering if creep feeding is right for your operation.

Water Quality's Effect on Herd Performance

May 29,2020

We all know acdess to clean water is important, but we tend to overlook other quality issues that may impact performance.

Optimize Cattle Breeding Efforts with the Right Minerals

Apr 30,2020

Don't forget the importance of minerals during breeding season. Providing adequate, quality macro and micro minerals is essential to you herds reproductive success!

Importance of Nutrition and Breeding Back

Apr 16,2020

Why is it so important for cows to rebreed in a timely manner and what are steps cow calf producers can take to help cows do their job?

Cattle Weight Gain Hinges on Controlling Parasites

Feb 15,2020

When it comes to protecting cattle from parasites, there are two types to focus on – internal and external.

Monitoring Corn Silage Quality at Feed Out

Feb 15,2020

The best time to begin feeding out of corn silage is once it has fully fermented and been stored long enough for fiber and starch to reach their maximum digestibility.