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2021 Fall Market Predictions

There has been a lot of talk about what we can expect in the cattle market this fall.  A number of cattle producers have reached out recently, wondering what might be in store for us this year… Good question. There’s no doubt that the weather is a large determining factor in what lies ahead, and…

Now is the Time to Feed Tubs and Use Homegrown Forages

Now is the time to feed tubs!!! This came to our attention: US-based Perdue Farms is importing soybeans from Brazil while other countries switch up feeding strategies… Perdue Farms Inc. is importing soybeans from Brazil as U.S. supplies shrink, according to Bloomberg.

Give Calves a Great Start!

Preparing for a successful calving season is an essential part of every farmer’s plan. Calving season is just around the corner, so now is the time to make sure that the structures are all in order.

Focus on Nutritional Value in 2021

What’s in the pipeline for 2021? Prices, in our view are going to be very variable, especially in the protein and additive area. Therefore, this year is going to be one that reading the tub label is going to save a lot of money. It is not the unit cost on a tub that matters,…

The History of Tubs

Recently at a meeting I was asked as to where the idea of feeding cooked molasses in tubs came from? To me it started in 1964 when I called, as a sales rep for an agricultural Louisiana company, on Carl MacKenzie. Carl owned and operated a phosphate mine in the El Centro Valley of California….

New Seasonal Nutrition Guide

We are excited to release our new product comparison guide to help you decide which product is appropriate for you during which season. To download a copy of our Product Comparison Guide, please enter your details below, and we’ll email you the PDF.

Will I consume plant protein-based alternatives?

Animal Nutrition Views Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., gives his views on poultry, pig and dairy nutrition based on his experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the world. Thinking about this new trend from outside the box of someone involved in the ‘original’ industry, but with the knowledge and experience gained from inside it. I…

Prebiotics

We continually hear about Prebiotics. In the case of animal feeding, Prebiotics are feed ingredients that can be used to alter the competition (metabolism) in a beneficial way. Such as, supporting feed intake and absorption, or another example would be supporting microflora balance for improved growth and performance. Not all prebiotic products are created equal….

Why Sheep Are So Susceptible to Copper Toxicity

The threshold for chronic copper toxicity levels in sheep is so low that we prefer to keep animals at a chronic marginal deficient status. Ruminants like their copper so much they store any excesses in their liver, unlike monogastric animals that excrete most of copper ingested above requirements. Grasses – the major feed for ruminants…

Wheat Straw Can Help Keep Cows Full

Cows need a lot of feed to fill them up and keep them full. Cattle producers should consider feeding wheat straw to keep cows full and prepared for winter, according to a North Dakota State University Extension livestock expert. “Cows, as large ruminants, need a lot of feed to fill them up and keep them…

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