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. […]

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Set your Calves up for Grazing Success

There’s no better time of year than spring when the grass is turning green, and you are getting ready to turn out cattle. Regardless of if you are weaning your own calves or buying stockers to turn out, you will want to make their transition away from a milk-based diet and onto a forage-based diet […]

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What is the Difference?

Chris Cassady, Ph.D., Beef Technical Sales Manager, BioZyme® Inc.  Global food demands continue to outpace available resources. Consequently, producers are continually asked to “do more with less” as urban sprawl, regulations and consumer concerns continue to add pressure to the agricultural industry. Animal performance is a major influence on profitability and achieving those extra pounds […]

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Feeding for Success: Efficient Pounds with Minimal Inputs Increase Profits

Having a positive bottom line in your stocker operation is essential. When profitability is driven by pounds of product, doesn’t it make sense to add as much gain as efficiently as possible while keeping your input costs at a minimum? That is what the Gain Smart® mineral from BioZyme® can do for you.   “You’re going to be spending money on […]

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Seeing is Believing When it Comes to Healthy Calves

For one progressive cattleman, seeing is believing. And seeing a program on RFD-TV several years ago, has made a difference in the way Tom Carter, Reidsville, North Carolina, backgrounds and markets cattle. Carter buys 300 head of calves throughout the year that he backgrounds on grass, hay and mineral. He puts the calves together and […]

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Getting Your Stockers Prepared for Turn Out

Stocker calves can be a good investment and are a great source of converting available forage into protein. However, those producers who plan to run stockers need to be prepared with good health, nutrition and vaccination protocols in place before the first calf steps off the truck. There are two critical time periods for the […]

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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? […]

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Turning Pastures into Profit Doesn’t Have to be a Gamble

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em; know when to fold ’em.” If the lyrics of this age-old Kenny Rogers song, “The Gambler” sound familiar to you, you might be in the cattle business. But, with proper planning, adequate resources and some helpful advice, you can reduce the gamble, and turn existing pasture land […]

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How Nutrition Plays a Key Role in Animal Gains

When it comes to your cattle feeding operation, pounds matter. The more pounds your animal gains in a shorter period means the animal is more efficient and consequently, you should see a greater return on your investment. But what factors influence those gains? Certainly, genetics play a role, but so does the nutrition you provide […]

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When You Can’t Afford Not to Use a Mineral Program

With the ringing in of a new year and the ups and downs of the cattle cycle, it’s reassuring to have a tool in the cattle feeding business that will help decrease costs and minimize health risks to calves during one of the most stressful times of their lives. With three simple steps and just […]

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