Acidosis Explained

Acidosis is a very serious disorder that is talked about by nutritionists and livestock enthusiasts, but is Acidosis and more importantly how do you prevent it? Dr. Susan Day and Research Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, Dr. Francis Fluharty, help explain more about this disorder.  What Is It? […]

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How Fast Should I Increase Grain in my Animal’s Diet and How Do I Introduce Supplements?

There are lots of ideas about how, and when feed changes should be made in a ruminant show animal’s diet. We have taken the question of, “How fast should I increase grain in my animal’s diet and how do I introduce supplements?” to our nutritionist, Dr. Susan Day. Ruminant animals function naturally on a high […]

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How to Increase Conception Rates and Eggs Per Flush

In addition to offering supplements for the showring, BioZyme has a complete line of minerals including the popular Concept•Aid brand. When we talk about reproduction we often ask what is one more worth? What is one more A.I. sired calf, one more embryo per flush or one more bull passing a semen test worth? Concept•Aid […]

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Should I feed whole or cracked corn in my show ration?

Corn is included in cattle diets to increase the energy concentration of the diet. Nutritionally, starch is the most important component of corn. Mechanical processing of corn is often used to increase the extent of starch digestion in the rumen. Corn can be fed whole with excellent results, but cracking or rolling it will increase […]

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Ask Nutritionist: Why is pellet size important?

The purpose of pelleting is to improve feed handling and acceptance by our livestock. In some cases pelleting also improves digestibility, although if heat is too high it can reduce digestibility. Pellet sizes for feed and supplements come in nearly every possible dimension.  To start to have an understanding of which pellet size is right […]

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