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Proper cow culling is important to your business

Sep 14, 2015 by Drovers
Cull cows represent approximately 20% of the gross income of any commercial cow operation. Cull beef cows represent 10% of the beef that is consumed in the United States. Therefore, ranchers need to make certain that co

New body conditioning fact sheet now available

Sep 14, 2015 by Bill Halfman
Fall around weaning time is a good time to body condition score your cows to help determine which cows are culled, and possibly sort them in to groups to better manage their nutritional needs over the late fall and wint

The cost of silage heating

Sep 14, 2015 by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Heating is a natural result of the fermentation process that occurs during ensiling. However, sometimes this process can become unstable, with significant heating. When this occurs, valuable dry matter (DM) as well as

Get set for new VFD regs

Sep 10, 2015 by Lyndee Stabel
There's no simple, precise formula for how to raise the best cattle, and ultimately the best beef. Producers keep looking for better ways and technology to gain quality and efficiency, but those are continually tweaked

Have you fertilized your hay fields yet?

Sep 10, 2015 by Stan Smith
Yes, it may be considered adding insult to injury, but even that very mature, poor quality, lowly digestible, late made first cutting hay that was harvested this year took with it lots of soil nutrients. Fact is, each t

Meat of the Matter: Bad idea, wrong target

Sep 09, 2015 by Drovers
Protestors who insist that animal agriculture is but a sophisticated form of murder aren't exactly newsworthy. But when they attack their most important ally, they have officially lost the plot.

Are we really becoming a nation of Paleo dieters?

Sep 09, 2015 by Drovers
Pa•le•o di•et
Pronounced: ˈpeɪlioʊ ˌdīət/
noun: Paleo diet; plural noun: Paleo diets; noun: Paleodiet; plural noun: Paleodiets; noun: Palaeo diet; plural noun: Palaeo diets
Definition 1. A diet based on the