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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.

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. 

Proper Ewe and Lamb Care Goes a Long Way in Maximizing Profits

Feb 15,2021

Whether you’re a newcomer or a longtime sheep producer, the best way to take advantage of the market is to make your animals as profitable as possible. Consider the following management practices when looking for ways to optimize the profits of your operation.

Is Your Barn Ready for Lambing/Kidding

Dec 14,2020

Lambing and Kidding season is upon us. Make sure your barn is ready by gathering supplies you will need.

Protect Your Ewes From Vibrionic Abortions

Nov 09,2020

Now is the time to start thinking about treating January lambing ewes for vibrio to prevent abortions and still births.

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!

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!

Avoid Early Season Abortions

Aug 10,2020

Cache Valley Virus (CVV) is a virus that causes abortions or major defects in early season lambs and kids. Help protect you animals by learning about this disease.

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!

Footrot: A Costly and Time Consuming Preventable Disease

Jul 16,2020

Footrot is a painful disease that can be costly and time consuming, thankfully it is preventable!

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.

5 Management Tips to Battle Heat Stress

Jun 23,2020

Don't sweat this summer by following these tips for heat stress managament for sheep and goats.

12 Ways to Prepare Sheep, Goats & Pastures for Grazing

Apr 25,2020

Preparation is key to reap full benefits of grazing sheep and goats.Read up on tips on how to get ready for turn out.

Start Lambs on Creep Feed Right Away

Feb 15,2020

Whenever lambs are born on your farm, we recommend introducing them to a high protein creep feed diet starting on day one. This is important not only for their overall health and growth, but also for the health of the ewe, especially if you have it on an accelerated lambing program.