The Power of Protein in Cattle Diets

Protein is essential within the diet of a ruminant to supply the ammonia needed for microbial growth and to provide the amino acids needed for absorption from the small intestine. A deficiency in protein can limit microbial activity, microbial protein synthesis and rate of digestion. All these can in turn impact feed and energy intake. […]

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Mark That Card: Crossbred Bred Gilts Results

Scenario: Place these bred females as they are to function in a total confinement setting in North Central Iowa. The primary focus is to retain the top end of the females to substitute for an older set of sows. The firms goal is to keep soundness and build in mind. Crossbred Bred Gilts Official Results Provided […]

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Beat the Heat: Barn Misters on a Budget

Keeping your animals cool is an important part of the summer care routine and sometimes the budget or situation prevents installation of a professional misting system. We have two low-budget options that will help you beat the heat these final months of summer!   Option 1 :: DIY Misting System This, like a professionally installed […]

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Back to School Fashion from Southern Jewlz

  We asked Randa Yezak, owner of Southern Jewlz Boutique in College Station, TX, to give us the update on Back to School Fashion for the fall. Here are Randa’s picks on the must-have items for guys and girls and some tips and trends to watch for when picking new items for your fall wardrobe. […]

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Children’s Books About Agriculture

The world of reading begins at a young age, giving children opportunities to explore anything from A to Z. We’ve put together a list of our favorite children’s books covering all aspects of agriculture, from farming and ranching to by-products and compassion for animals and others. Levi’s Lost Calf by Amanda Radke: Amazon review: New […]

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Jr Spolight: Shayne Myers

Shayne Myers is from northern California, but most of her summers are spent in the Sandhills of Nebraska on her uncle and grandfather’s cattle operation, Hoffman Ranch. In fact, her favorite memories have been spending the summer with the family and crew in the show barn. Family is extremely important to Shayne. “I love to […]

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