Considerations for Managing Stocker Cattle: Impacts on BRD

Dr. Brandi Karisch – Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Mississippi State University Stocker cattle systems add value to recently weaned calves by marketing to cattle feeders large lots of uniform sized calves that have received health procedures (e.g., vaccinations, deworming, castration, dehorning) and are better prepared to thrive in confined feeding systems after getting past the […]

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Understanding the Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship 

Article courtesy of Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM, iGrow SDSU Extension By now, livestock producers are becoming aware of soon-to-be-implemented changes in how feed grade antibiotics are used, in the form of expanded use of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Producers using feed grade medications such as chlortetracycline and tylosin will need to obtain a prescription-like VFD form from a […]

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Using Cost of Gain to Make Profitable Decisions

History shows that production profitability is closely tied to several key factors, one being cost of gain. Producers can use their records on specific input costs and gain calculations to benchmark their enterprises. Simply, cost of gain can be used to make good business decisions. Management records indicate that feed costs can account for 50 […]

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Mineral Supplementation Programs with the Amaferm Advantage

Mineral Supplementation with the Amaferm Advantage

Stockmen know that a solid mineral program will increase performance in grazing cattle. Not only does mineral supplementation provide needed vitamins, macro and trace minerals, but it can also carry extra additives. BioZyme®’s Gain Smart mineral options allow producers to combine the benefits of mineral supplementation with the Amaferm® advantage resulting in increased efficiency, faster […]

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