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The Lowdown on Forage Management

If you drive by acres of open pasture with cattle happily grazing, it might seem as if managing their nutrition is as simple as letting them outside in the yard. However, there’s a lot of thought, preparation and analysis that goes into their diets. If you’re interested in learning about what goes into forage management [...]

By |2022-06-02T18:27:05-04:00June 20th, 2022|Educational|0 Comments

Take Father’s Day Grilling to the Next Level

If you’ve ever tasted a perfectly cooked grass-fed steak, you know the results are mouthwatering and delicious. Tender, full of flavor, and great for your health, these steaks are many expert grillers’ choice of meat. This Father’s Day, we’re giving you the tips you need to make a meal you’ll remember and to celebrate with [...]

By |2022-06-02T18:26:50-04:00June 13th, 2022|Educational|0 Comments

Learn How to Prevent Foot Rot in Cattle

Foot rot is a common issue in cattle, as it’s easy to contract. It’s also easy to misdiagnose; approximately 20 percent of all diagnosed cases of lameness in cattle are actually foot rot. Foot rot can easily pop up in areas, biomes or pastures where the ground is not ideal in texture or moisture level. [...]

By |2022-06-02T17:25:48-04:00June 6th, 2022|Educational|0 Comments

Cobalt Is Critical for Your Cattle

Cobalt is an important mineral for cattle, especially for calves. Cows get their supply of cobalt from the soil, but when it’s lacking there, they will require supplements to make up for it. Cobalt helps synthesize vitamin B12, which is essential for energy metabolism and the production of red blood cells. Learn about some signs [...]

By |2022-05-10T06:09:42-04:00May 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Watch for These Common Cattle Ailments

Even the healthiest herd of cattle can have some illness. A smart rancher will establish a good relationship with a local veterinarian early on in the formation of their herd. We recommend having regular checkups to ensure everything is going well. Preventative care can go a long way in keeping your herd healthy, as most [...]

By |2022-05-10T06:08:00-04:00May 10th, 2022|Cattle, Educational|0 Comments

Help Your Cattle Beat the Heat

High heat and humidity are not great for cows. When these factors get too overwhelming, they can lead to heat stress in the cattle. This can have a lot of negative effects on the cows, such as lower weight gains, reduced breeding efficiency, and even death in severe cases. That’s why it’s important to properly [...]

By |2022-04-06T16:49:35-04:00April 20th, 2022|Cattle, Educational|0 Comments

Low-Stress Cattle Handling a Win-Win

Cattle are quite different from humans. They’re prey species, which completely changes how they interact with the world. It makes a difference in how they’re designed, both anatomically and the way they think. In ranching, we can use these systems to our advantage. When managed properly, this results in low-stress cattle handling, which is a [...]

By |2022-04-06T16:46:11-04:00April 13th, 2022|Cattle, Educational|0 Comments
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