Things like DNA technology and, in particular, EPDs and ways to select genetics that fit their marketplace are ways ranchers have been in front of the curve in their ability to do that. We maybe haven't always seen that in regards to nutrition, which tends to stay very, very traditional. Tyler Melroe, beef nutritionist with Hubbard feeds discusses ways to make nutritional advances on the ranch.
We celebrate the independence and freedom that beef producers represent. They decide where they can ranch, what segments of production they want to participate in, what breeds of cattle to use and, most importantly, how to market their end-product. Over the years, they have persevered through the hardships of economic challenges and weather swings to maintain success. Let's hear more from account manager, Ryan Bapst.
Sam is here to talk with us about bringing down those feed costs while also improving weight gain. Now, today, we continue to use certain compounds discovered decades ago, which were found to help improve gains and efficiencies. One such type is known as ionophores, which would include two products. One called monensin, the other, Bovatec, which help improve weight gains on pasture cattle. These ionophores work in the rumen of cattle by altering the different species of microbes that digest feeds.
Regardless of when fly season begins, it’s helpful to have a fly control program in mind before the fly population gets out of hand. It’s advised to start a fly control feed-through program at least 30 days before fly season to really allow that active ingredient to get passed through the animal system and stay on it until the first frost. And, doing so can really improve the productivity of your herd and, ultimately, your bottom line.
Spring calving can be equal parts excitement and stress for cattle producers. Brayden Hawkins talks about nutritional needs and strategies to help you be prepared for the spring calving season.
Since early this spring, we’ve seen several different reasons for rising feed costs: COVID; tight supply, less-than-ideal growing conditions in some parts of the country — too wet early, some late planting with some dry weather. Jon Albro discusses what that means for cattle producers and how self-fed supplements can help.
Since early this spring, we’ve seen several different reasons for rising feed costs: COVID; tight supply, less-than-ideal growing conditions in some parts of the country — too wet early, some late planting with some dry weather. Tim Clark discusses what that means for cattle producers and how self-fed supplements can help.