A Guide to Grazing Wheat in 2021-22

Stockers and backgrounders typically rely on the high-quality nutrients found in wheat pasture to turn their calves out on for late fall and winter grazing. Wheat pasture is an economical source of gain throughout the Southern Plains and Midwest. However, there hasn’t been much typical about this year’s weather patterns.  Due to an early onset of fall army […]

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How to Read a Mineral Tag

Running stockers is a risky business. You can minimize that risk with a good nutrition and health program. But just how do you determine the best vitamins and minerals for your young calves? Just as you might stand in the supplement aisle of your big box store or location nutrition store reading labels, it is […]

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West Texas Rancher to be Featured on The American Rancher

Health and nutrition work synergistically to help livestock reach their optimum performance. That’s why Kevin Hamlin, Big Spring, Texas, relies on the Amaferm® advantage found in the Gain Smart® line to provide his calves what they need year-round.  “It’s a 365-day a year job. They are living animals. You just can’t box them up and put ‘em in […]

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How Producers can Add Value to their Bottom Line

Added value is everywhere you look. Buy a fishing pole, the store adds in some tackle and a box. Go to the grocery store, and the meat case already has fajita meat and veggies chopped up and marinated together; all you have to do is throw it on your grill. The kicker is, without realizing it, the […]

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Defining the Stocker Business

The cattle business can easily be broken into three distinct segments: the cow-calf enterprise, stocker operators and feeders. Most people are familiar with the first and last phases: cow-calf producers are visible at sales and with their newborn calves along country roads. The feeders are also fairly obvious, with massive feedlots full of cattle growing […]

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Making Weaning More Profitable

In a time of unpredictability in the cattle market, one thing remains predictable. The fewer days you have a calf on feed, the lower your input costs will be. With a great percentage of cow-country covered by drought, higher feed costs and a volatile market, finding profit in the cattle business is on top of mind […]

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BQA Leads to Responsible, Thoughtful Cattle Management

Cattle producers are the original stewards of the land. Taking care of the land helps provide valuable nutrients to their cattle, which in turn provides safe, wholesome beef for the world. Not only do the majority of cattle producers take great pride in taking care of their land, but they also take great pride in taking care […]

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4 Tips for Marketing Stocker Cattle

Pocketing the most profit potential is the goal of producers; but staying profitable can be challenging. Programs exist to give producers the most opportunities to reach the greatest potential.  John Jeffrey, BioZyme® Inc. Feedlot-Stocker Business Development Manager, and Jason Barber, Superior Livestock Purebred Division Manager, recently discussed some marketing tips on a recent Gain Smart® Money Savings Minute. Read on for […]

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American Rancher Episode Addresses Staying Profitable through Challenges

Little things can add up to big differences, especially when those differences are in your bottom line. That is the message shared by Steve Howard, Howard Ranches in Oklahoma. Howard Ranches along with Thaler Land and Livestock in Wyoming, will be featured on RFD- TV’s American Rancher in June, talking about how the Vita Charge® program […]

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Video Series Offers Timely Industry Information

Time and money. The two things are precious commodities to those in the cattle business. There never seems to be enough of either, but with the new Gain Smart® Money Saving Minute, cattle feeders can learn valuable information about how to increase their bottom line in just a few short minutes a month. Launched in […]

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