Four Easy Steps to Effective Selection at a Live Sale

#1 Do Your Homework Prior to the Sale Most breeders go to the extent of organizing a catalog for review prior to the sale. These catalogs contain pertinent information about breed, date of birth, pedigrees and EPDs. If this is your first time to purchase from a particular breeder, make a phone call well before […]

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Getting Fit in the Barn

By, Mindy Ward, Excerpt from DRIVE Magazine Article Who needs a fancy gym and monthly membership fee when you have the luxury of barn time and chores at your fingertips? Getting in a substantial amount of calorie-burning, muscle-building exercises is simple when you have calves to blow/brush, pigs to walk, and sheep and goats to […]

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Recipes From the Ranch: Fresh From the Garden

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen On our ranch the grass is finally turning green, baby Hereford calves are jumping through the red clover and my husband and my thoughts turn to our garden and weekends camping at the lake. Each year we plant a garden that is entirely too big for our family of […]

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Promposals Stock Show Style!

Prom season is upon us, so we asked our fans to share their “promposal” stories for a chance to be featured on our blog. After reading through all of the amazing stories, we were so impressed with the creativity and the dedication to the #stockshowlife! Here are just a few of our favorites: […]

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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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