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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Caring for Show Pigs in Cold Weather

It’s that time of the year again for cold temperatures. This can be one of the most difficult parts of this season to keep hogs healthy. We’ve included a few tips that will allow your project to not only survive, but to thrive during this time of year. Warmth: Obviously, our concern is being able […]

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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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