Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    June 1, 2018
    Fly control is an important topic around many farms. They may be small, but flies are a big problem if not addressed properly through a combination of farm management techniques and fly-control products.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    July 1, 2017
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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  • Advantages of Mineral Tubs

    May 1, 2017
    It can be difficult to ensure your cattle have a balanced diet rich in essential minerals once you allow them to range and forage throughout a large pasture. Mineral tubs can be the answer to making sure your cattle have the proper nutrition. What Are Mineral Tubs and Their Benefits?
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  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    March 1, 2017
    No matter what type of livestock you raise, bottle feeding hungry youngsters is occasionally necessary. It doesn't have to be a hassle, however, and there are many ways to make bottle feeding calves, lambs and goats easy and enjoyable for both you and the animals. Why Bottle Feed?
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  • Preparing Your Cows For Winter

    November 15, 2016
    Obviously winter is a vulnerable time for your cows when you really need to pay attention to make sure they are staying healthy.
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  • Autumn Cow Calf Management Tips

    October 1, 2016
    Here are some general cow-calf management reminders for the fall season. This information has been adapted from the “Beef Cow Herd Calendar”1 developed by the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service.
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  • Year 'Round Supplementation Improves Pasture Utilization

    October 15, 2015
    It’s been a challenge raising registered Angus cattle through the last 13 years of drought on the Bradley 3 Ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
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  • Purina Accuration® Feed Nutrition Program Testimonial

    October 1, 2015
    W4 Ranch: Good Nutrition is Key to Producing High Quality Cattle A primary goal of W4 Ranch, Morgan, Texas, is to produce great high quality Hereford cattle. “Our basic goal is to be the top Herford breeder in the State of Texas,” says W4 general manager Jay Wright.
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  • Caring for Newborn Calves

    September 15, 2015
    Cattle may seem hardy, but newborn calves can be weak and delicate, and proper care in the first few hours of their lives will greatly improve survival rates and the overall health of newborns.
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    June 15, 2015
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • Calf scours and their treatment

    March 1, 2015
    When a calf develops scours it easily has the ability to kill them if not identified and treated properly. Scours, in its basic definition, is severe dehydration causing frequent and watery diarrhea.
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  • Tips for Creep Feeding Calves

    March 1, 2015
    Most calves are not likely to reach their maximum potential growth without your help and intervention through a practice known as “creep feeding.
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  • Nutritional Tips for Heifer Reproduction

    February 1, 2015
    Good nutrition management is a key to reproductive efficiency in heifers.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    November 1, 2014
    Taking shortcuts on your cattle nutrition during the winter months could be risk next year’s calf crop, this year’s weaning weights and the long-term viability of your herd.
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  • Adjusting Your Cattle to the Changing Seasons

    September 1, 2014
    Acclimating yourself to the frigid winter months is certainly a difficult task following the warmth of summer and fall. Furnace maintenance, firewood stacking, and digging out your long johns all become obligatory chores at this time of year.
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  • Why It’s Important to Have Supplements Always Available for Your Cattle

    June 1, 2013
    Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times can pay dividends.
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  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    May 1, 2013
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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  • Management Tips for First Calf Heifers

    February 1, 2013
    First-calf heifers are among the most challenged members of the herd. They require special care to successfully make the transition from birthing their first calf to becoming a reproductively efficient cow that produces a healthy calf each year and breeds back early.
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  • Purina® FeedGuard® Nutrition System Provides Feed Safety Peace of Mind

    January 1, 2013
    It’s important for horse owners to understand how ingredients, feed safety and quality issues can affect their horses’ health and performance. Oftentimes, people look at thefeed tag for information on which to base their feed buying decision.
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  • Weaning a beef calf

    September 1, 2012
    While dairy calves are typically taken away from their mothers a bit sooner, beef calves are left with their mothers to help them grow. Consequently, it is harder to wean them off of their mother’s milk.
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  • Deworming Your Cattle

    May 1, 2012
    When your cattle herd has problems with tape worms, it can wreak havoc with their digestion systems. Knowing what to do about it can save you a lot of problems in the long haul.
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  • Good Nutrition Vital for Efficient Cattle Reproduction

    April 1, 2012
    Good nutrition is critical for efficient reproduction in cow-calf enterprises. Most reproductive failures in beef cows, for example, can be attributed to improper nutrition resulting in thin body condition.
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  • Creep Feeding Your Calves

    March 1, 2012
    Whether you're looking to feed your calves something specific or the bigger cattle are keeping all of the feed to themselves, a creep feeder may be a good solution to consider. A creep feeder’s basic function is to let the calves in and keep the adults out.
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  • How to Monitor Feed Intake for Cattle

    February 1, 2012
    Although spring weather may not have extreme hot and cold temperatures, quick changes and variation of temperatures, plus wind, rain and mud, can alter cattle feed consumption patterns. Beef cattle experts recommend close monitoring of feed intake and maintaining daily feed records.
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  • 10 Step Winter Cattle Feeding Program

    January 1, 2012
    Now is the time to plan your beef herd winter feeding program. Fine-tuning winter feeding management helps optimize performance, but it is also essential for good animal husbandry, according to livestock nutrition and animal health experts with North Carolina State University (NCSU).
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