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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Cattle Buying 101: Look for the Right Type, Low Stress Cattle to Gain

When it comes to buying calves to background, both the risk and the reward should be considered. The beef business can be risky, but with careful planning and consideration, the potential returns can also be rewarding.  Getting started with the right calves means making the right the buying decisions. According to long-time professional order buyer Charly […]

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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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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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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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