Recent Blog Posts

  • Controlling Flies On Pastured Cattle

    May 15, 2017
    With record setting temperatures this spring insects are making an earlier appearance this year. Horn flies, face flies and even stable flies have been observed on grazing animals recently.
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  • Advantages of Mineral Tubs

    May 1, 2017
    It can be difficult to ensure your cattle have a balanced diet rich in essential minerals once you allow them to range and forage throughout a large pasture. Mineral tubs can be the answer to making sure your cattle have the proper nutrition. What Are Mineral Tubs and Their Benefits?
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  • Improve Beef Herd Fertility

    April 15, 2017
    Every beef calf born is money in your client’s pocket, but getting consistently high conception, pregnancy and calving rates involves a lot of strategies even before cow meets bull. What can be done to improve fertility in a herd?
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  • A Calf’s Future Is Shaped In 60 Days

    April 1, 2017
    Sixty. It’s the amount of minutes Mike Wallace had in the popular investigative reporting series; it’s the beginning range for a normal resting heart rate in adults; and it’s the amount of sugar in a Jamba Juice banana berry smoothie.
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  • To Creep Feed? Or Not to Creep Feed?

    March 15, 2017
    Now that calves are on the ground, corn is being planted, and we’ve had some rain, there’s the decision whether to creep feed or not. There are a number of scenarios to consider when deciding to utilize creep feed: Short grass? CHECK! Market prices greater than the cost of feeding?
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  • Nutritional Considerations During Times of Financial Stress

    March 1, 2017
    To read the original article, please click here. Regardless of the affiliated production phase, cattlemen nationwide will feel the financial stress of low cattle markets.
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  • A Successful Beef Cattle Nutrition Program In An Antibiotic Restricted World

    February 15, 2017
    As of Jan. 1, 2017, the FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) became law and changed the way medically important antibiotics have been used in animal agriculture for decades.
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  • Year 'Round Supplementation Improves Pasture Utilization

    January 15, 2017
    It’s been a challenge raising registered Angus cattle through the last 13 years of drought on the Bradley 3 Ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
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  • Nutrition Your Cattle Needs

    January 1, 2017
    Good nutrition is essential for the health of your herd, but there are many different factors that affect what nutrition your cattle need. By understanding your cattle's needs, you can adjust their diet to offer them the best possible feed in different situations.
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  • Backgrounding: Is there potential for profits this year?

    December 15, 2016
    To see this original blog post, please click here. The beef industry is segmented with most cow-calf producers marketing their calves at weaning or started feeders to either stocker grazers or finishing feedlots.
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