The Importance of Balanced Nutrition

All nutrition programs are not created equally, and all nutrients included in a program are not created alike either. To that you all cheer a resounding amen! Various production stages require different minerals and vitamins for your beef cow herd to excel, depending on if you’re breeding, in gestation, lactation or growing out calves.  With an emphasis on growing […]

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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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Money matters: Off-sets Costs with Mineral Program

For every livestock producer providing the best care possible to their animals is a top priority. However, providing that care while being able to maintain a positive bottom line is crucial to the success of his or her operation, just like it is in any business. As we face uncertain economic times and higher grain […]

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