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Testing the Swimmers

The selection of a bull is a limiting factor to a successful breeding program. Selecting a bull involves considering the bulls...

Calf Management

May is a busy time of year for all of the agriculture sector. For farmers, spraying and seeding is in full swing. For ranchers, May can...

Understanding Food Labels

Walking into the grocery store and reading: Organic Antibiotic Free Hormone Free All natural Non-GMO Grass Fed But, knowing ALL of the...

Calving Complications

Calving complications can be detrimental to an operation's success. However, with proper procedures and protocol, the fatality rate due...

The Babies Are Coming!

There are some key things to note when managing a bred cow herd through calving. Management practices can be measured using the GOLD...

What's In The Beef?

It is important to understand what is in the food you are consuming. There are many misleading articles that lead people to believe that...

Why Chelate Minerals?

I have mentioned briefly in other blog posts about chelated (organic) minerals but would like to explain further the differences and...

Horse Nutrition Products

Time to switch gears for a few minutes. I have been talking about cattle and ruminant nutrition for the majority of these blog posts....

Protein Digestion

This is an overview of how protein sources are broken down in ruminants and how the protein building blocks are utilized. This is a very...

The Cattle Are Coming Home

I apologize for being absent from the website and facebook over the last few weeks, things have been pretty hectic. We started filling...

First Trimester- Mineral Management

Breeding season is over and bulls are pulled; so put the mineral feeders away, right? WAIT! Hear me out. The first trimester is a very...

The Four Chambered Stomach

I have been writing blog posts with lots of scientific information so I wanted to back it up and give a basic overview of ruminant...

Where to Look!- Reading a Feed Analysis

Here is an example of a feed analysis performed on lentil bales. Feed analysis sheets are very complicated with a lot of abbreviations....

That's Gotta Hurt!- NSAIDs

Dehorning, castration, and other painful procedures are performed on cattle, especially on feedlot induction. There are many methods to...

Alternative Feed Sources

I had the pleasure of being a part of many webinars and conferences this week put on by JJM Nutrition Consulting, Merch, and Ag-West Bio....

Replacement Heifer Management

Heifer development programs are very important aspects that affect ones ability to breed and calve. When selecting replacement heifers,...

Pink Eyes and Face Flies

Morexella Bovis is the most common bacteria that causes pink eye in cattle. The bacteria infects the eyes of cattle with compromised...

The Silent Killer- Kochia Weed

With small showers and the heat rising, the crops are happy and really starting to grow! Corn is good at collecting any moisture we get...

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