Archive for the ‘Cattle’ Category

Cattle Mineral Quick Tips

Friday, August 17th, 2018

By Kent Tjardes
If you’re using a mineral form of fly control, like Wind and Rain Storm Fly Control Mineral, consistent intake is key. Calculate consumption to know if cattle are eating enough mineral to control the flies. Aim to hit the target intake listen on your feed tag. Target intake for loose mineral is two […]

Cattle Water Intake: Did you know?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

By Christina Hayes
We focus on balancing cattle diets for energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals, but we tend to overlook water. Every physiological process involves water, and it’s requirement for cattle performance.
Here are some quick water tips:

Water quality and quantity can impact feed intake. Limited access to water or low-quality water typically results in reduced intakes.
Water […]

2018-2019 Livestock Shows

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

2018-2019 Livestock Shows for the upcoming season are right around the corner!
The calendar is set for the 2018-2019 Livestock Shows in Texas.  Here are the dates and locations happening throughout Texas. Go to the links for each Stock Show to learn more about event schedules, entry forms, ticket information and more:
Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show […]

Forage Snapshot

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

By Chad Zehnder
These are simple things you can do to make the most of forages today and further on down the road:
1. Implement a grazing plan
Rotational grazing gives pastures a rest compared to grazing them continuously. You can rotate cattle between pastures as often as once a day to as little as once a month. […]

Weaning: Avoid these Common Pitfalls

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

By Chris Forcherio
Have you defined what success and failure look like in your weaning program?
Success might look like live, healthy calves who put on weight with minimal intervention. On the flip side, failure may be calf mortality, sick or stressed, a high rate of treatment and less weight to sell. No matter your definitions, having […]

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