Health Considerations When Commingling Stocker Cattle

Freshly weaned calves are already fighting a compromised immune system. Combine that with shipping them on a semi for several hours and commingling them with other groups of calves you’ve purchased elsewhere, and their health system is compromised even further. However, you can implement these best management practices to make sure your stocker calves stay […]

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Considerations for Buying Feeder Calves

Health. Source. Genetics. Size. Condition. All of these are factors that cattle buyers should take into account when buying their next load of calves to background on grass or put into a feedlot. A healthy calf is going to eat and grow more efficiently so health is of the utmost importance. Be sure to know […]

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Gain Smart Mineral: Which One Should You Use?

Pounds of gain equal pounds of product, and pounds of product equal dollars in the bank. BioZyme® Inc., understands that those in the beef industry are always looking for ways to increase efficiency, and with that in mind, offer the Gain Smart® mineral line for stockers and backgrounders. There are four mineral options: Gain Smart […]

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Backgrounding Calves with Gain Smart Pays

Keeping cattle healthy and gaining are priorities for cattle producers; but when you can keep them healthy and gaining while saving some money at the same time, that is something everyone can get excited about. CV Ledbetter & Son is a diversified cattle operation located at Okmulgee, Okla. The cow-calf segment includes a Hereford and […]

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Tips for Bloat Prevention when Grazing Wheat Pasture

For many cattle producers in the Plains states, putting stockers out on wheat pasture in the spring makes perfect sense. The pasture is an available, palatable forage source that is high in protein, energy and minerals. However, too much of a good thing can be harmful, and that includes grazing your calves on wheat pasture, […]

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Gain Smart® User Sees Healthier Calves During Adverse Conditions

Anthony Schmidt understands the value of a good investment in his herd health protocols. Last fall he was shopping for a less expensive nutrition program that could enhance the health of his calves, and he found Gain Smart® just in time. “It’s been a challenging six to seven months at the feedlot with rain and […]

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Gain Smart® is the Smart way to Gain Profits

Cattle producers are always looking for ways to maximize profitability, and that is especially true during a down market. Producers who have the resources to retain ownership on their calves to heavier weights could see more profitability in the end. And they can reach those higher weights more quickly and efficiently with the Gain Smart® […]

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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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