Dealing with Bloat in Show Animals

A parent’s worst fear is having to tell their child that their 4-H project or prized show steer was found dead in the pen because of bloat. It’s something we’ve all seen and had to deal with. Fortunately, if bloat is caught early enough it can be treated, but in times when no one is […]

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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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Donor Cow Nutrition

Although calving season has barely started for many cattlemen, thoughts of next year’s breeding decisions have already begun. In addition to natural service and A.I., you may be considering embryo transfer. Flushing those cows with superior phenotype and genetics can be an easy way to make rapid improvements in the quality of your cowherd. However, […]

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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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