Improve the Way You Creep Feed

Now is the time to begin thinking about your creep feed rations. Creep feed allows producers to efficiently put weight on young calves, as small calves are very efficient at converting feed to gain. Also, as calves pass the 90-120 day mark they begin to need additional supplementation as the lactating beef cow is only […]

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Managing Heat Stress

by Kevin Glaubius, VitaFerm® Director of Nutrition and Technical Sales Support Heat stress impacts the performance of cattle with millions of dollars of annual economic losses. Animal responses to heat stress include reduced dry matter intake, decreased average daily gain, decreased milk yield, decreased fertility and poor reproduction. As Figure 1 reflects, the degree of […]

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Mark That Card: Breeding Does Class Results

  Breeding Does Official Results Provided by, Brant Poe, Texas A&M University 1-3-2-4   Cuts: 2-5-2 I like the breeding does 1324. There’s definitely an elite pair of powerful brood doe prospects, but I personally lean towards the extra look and extension of the painted doe to win. This big footed, flat shouldered female is neater chested […]

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A Family Affair: Bar A Cattle Company

By, Mollie Lastovica While there are many competitive activities that embody support, encouragement and mentorship for families, it can be argued that none other than showing livestock are a true family affair. From completing daily chores, prepping for and getting to a show, rejoicing in a win or regrouping after a tough loss – it’s […]

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Ask a Nutritionist: Can I Use Sure Champ on Baby Lambs?

Q: We have a one week old lamb that is having some troubles getting going. Can we use Sure Champ® on him?  A: Sure Champ Sheep can be started at any time, but I’m afraid a young lamb will not eat enough to get the benefit of the Amaferm® found in Sure Champ. Instead, I would […]

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Mentor Contest Winning Entries

  The livestock industry is filled with amazing, selfless people who generously donate their time to others. In an effort to help recognize all of those who we hold dear to our hearts for their commitment to making a difference, we asked our customers and followers to submit a photo and comment about their mentor. Below […]

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