best days to wean calves

When are the Best Days to Wean Calves? 

Gather around the local coffee shop to visit with a long-time farmer or cattle producer. Topics of conversation will jump from the weather, news from uptown and the neighborhood, planting season, and the best days to wean calves. You will likely get as many opinions as there are coffee cups sitting on the tables.   One […]

Read More…

when to wean calves

When to Wean Calves 

Weaning calves is a critical process in cattle management. Deciding when to wean calves is dependent on several factors, including the breed of cattle, production goals, cow-calf health and environmental conditions.   At BioZyme®, we believe in care that comes full circle. There is no other time that calves feel as much stress as at weaning. […]

Read More…

cattle weight gain supplement

Gain Smart®: An Ideal Cattle Weight Gain Supplement 

Cattle Weight Gain Supplement Soon, if not already, calves will be turned out to grass. The end goal – healthy, efficient pounds. Gain Smart® is a cattle weight gain supplement that can help producers achieve that goal, and we know that because we have the research to prove it.  The Benefits of a Cattle Weight […]

Read More…

best cattle feed for weight gain

The Best Cattle Feed for Weight Gain  

For every 25 producers reading this blog, there will be 25 different opinions on how to manage and feed calves for the best return on investment. That’s because there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The best cattle feed for weight gain depends on various factors, including the age and breed of the cattle, their nutritional requirements, […]

Read More…

Heat Stress Treatment in Cattle

A Guide to Heat Stress Treatment in Cattle 

Heat Stress Treatment in Cattle Heat stress in cattle—it’s no joke. As spring gives way to warmer days and summer is on the horizon, temperatures are on the rise. Producers and backgrounders are going to have to think about both the prevention and treatment of heat stress in their operations.  Although prevention is always preferred […]

Read More…

heat stress in cattle

How to Treat Heat Stress in Cattle 

Heat Stress in Cattle As cattle producers, when the temperature rises, you begin to feel the pressure of keeping the herd healthy and performing. The warmer it gets outside, the more your herd runs the risk of decreased performance, increased sickness and, ultimately, economic losses. Put yourself in the shoes of the stocker operator, this […]

Read More…

naturally raised cattle

Nutrition is Key to Raising All-Natural Cattle

Today’s consumers are more aware than ever before. They want to know where their food comes from, how it was raised and if it is safe and wholesome for the entire family. Consumers value words like all-natural, hormone-free and antibiotic-free. The beef industry has responded with branded programs to meet consumers’ demands. The goal: all-natural cattle. […]

Read More…

Quality Nutrition is a Great Alternative for Antibiotics for Cattle 

The average consumer is no longer average. Grandmothers no longer leave their butter dishes on the countertops or thaw their meat in the sink in white-wrapped paper. They even make sure to refrigerate their eggs.   Today, the majority of grocery shoppers are women, 68% in fact, and fall between the ages of 24 and 49. […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

How Nutrition Works to Amplify Your Animals’ Health

Health and nutrition. To some livestock producers these terms might seem like the “chicken and egg” expression, and leave you wondering which one came first. Do you amplify your nutrition program to get your animals to perform to their highest potential? Or does a high-quality nutrition program help keep your animals healthy and therefore performing? […]

Read More…