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Quick Tips: Weaning Management

2019-03-28T21:42:14+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

A calf's diet and surroundings change dramatically at weaning and if you don't closely manage this lifestage, the value of your calves can be reduced.  Calves can become sick and won't grow as they should. Here are four weaning management tips to ensure calves get a good, healthy start after they are weaned. 1. Reduce [...]

Feeding Programs for Drought Stressed Beef Cow Herds

2019-03-28T21:42:19+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Traditionally, grazed forages provide beef cows the majority of their nutrients during the spring and summer months. However, during droughts when forage production stops, alternative feeds and feeding programs need to be used utilized until forages are growing again. When deciding on and alternative feeding program there are several options to consider. The goal is [...]

Nutrition Key in Heifer Reproductive Efficiency

2019-03-28T21:42:28+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Good nutrition management is a key to reproductive efficiency in heifers.  Animal scientists at the university of Georgia Cooperative extension Service say heifers must be bred to calve at two years of age, and it is critical that they reach 65 percent of estimated mature weight prior to breeding.1  Nutrition management during this development period [...]

Quick tips & Good Nutrition Vital for Reproduction

2019-03-28T21:42:33+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Body condition scores (BCS) are an excellent means of monitoring the effectiveness of your beef-cow-nutrition program. Here are 10 management tips to help ensure your cows are at a target BCS of 6.0 by calving: Late summer - Evaluate your cows while still on grass. If they score thin to borderline moderate during this time [...]

Sustanined Nutrition for Lifetime Performance

2019-03-28T21:42:37+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

There are unfortunately many examples to draw upon from our history, especially during wartime, of maternal nutritional deprivation and the long term effects on the lives of their children, and their children’s children. The list includes: diabetes; hypertension; glucose intolerance; insulin resistance; renal failure; cardiovascular disease; and hyperlipidemia. The word “Epigenetics” has emerged as “the idea that [...]

Taking The Bite Out of Horn Fly Losses With Mineral Additives

2019-03-28T21:42:42+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

One of the things beef producers dread most about the coming warm weather is the advent of troublesome horn flies. These insects are annoying, to be sure.  But, they are more than just pests, they are really “obligate parasites,”  who must stay with –and live off of- their host in order to survive.  They feed [...]

Why its important to have cattle supplements

2019-03-28T21:42:47+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times, can pay dividends. Not meeting nutritional requirements of heifers and cows during the last third of pregnancy and the first 60 days of lactation, for example, can cost producers great economic loss, according to an Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet on [...]

Who Are You? Identifying Backyard Birds

2019-03-28T20:38:30+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

When you first notice the bright-colored yellow and black bird in your yard, all you can do is admire it.  However, when you learn that the bird is an Evening Grosbeak, you’ll know that a simple tube feeder with Black-oil Sunflower seeds will keep him coming back.  Being able to identify the birds that frequent [...]

Lactating & Pregnant Mares

2012-02-29T02:25:50+00:00February 29th, 2012|Bar None News|

Broodmares have specific nutritional requirements that differ from other classes of horses. There are differences both in the amount of feed mares need and the nutrient concentration needed in that feed. Throughout the year the broodmare goes through three different phases, each with a different nutritional demand. She is either in early gestation, late gestation [...]

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