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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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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BQA Leads to Responsible, Thoughtful Cattle Management

Cattle producers are the original stewards of the land. Taking care of the land helps provide valuable nutrients to their cattle, which in turn provides safe, wholesome beef for the world. Not only do the majority of cattle producers take great pride in taking care of their land, but they also take great pride in taking care […]

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4 Tips for Marketing Stocker Cattle

Pocketing the most profit potential is the goal of producers; but staying profitable can be challenging. Programs exist to give producers the most opportunities to reach the greatest potential.  John Jeffrey, BioZyme® Inc. Feedlot-Stocker Business Development Manager, and Jason Barber, Superior Livestock Purebred Division Manager, recently discussed some marketing tips on a recent Gain Smart® Money Savings Minute. Read on for […]

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Producers have Opportunities to Maximize Returns

The cattle business is filled with risks. However, for all the uncertainty there are an ample amount of opportunities available for those producers who manage their risks and plan accordingly. With so many external influencers in the cattle market such as the environment, the recession and a pandemic, it might seem daunting to plan for […]

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