Category: Beef

Implants – Getting the Most out of Them

June 28, 2018

Which implant should I use? How many days does it last? What happens if I don’t implant at the proper time? What hormone levels should I be using? These are all viable questions if you want to understand how to get the biggest return on investment (ROI) out of your implant program. In the beginning […]

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Tend-R-Leen 55th Anniversary Summer Celebration Events

May 21, 2018

Form-A-Feed is excited to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Tend-R-Leen program this year. Tend-R-Leen was first introduced to the market in 1963 after years of extensive research as the first high energy, whole shell corn program for dairy steers.  Since that time, the program has evolved to incorporate new technology and feed enhancements to […]

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Shoo, Fly: Fly Management of Pasture Cattle

April 23, 2018

Fly Management Cattlemen are well-aware that as the seasons change, so must their management strategies. Mitigating threats within the herd is essential to maintaining profitability and performance of the operation.  External parasites can significantly affect performance and herd health, which in turn has the potential to decrease profitability.  An important focus during this time of […]

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Form-A-Feed Professional Beef Conference: A Lesson in Thriving

March 15, 2018

If you missed the 2018 Professional Beef Conference you sure missed a seminar packed full of take-home applications and points to ruminate on. How do we go from Surviving to Thriving? Our keynote speaker Mark Jewell helped our audience bring home the seven steps to work towards thriving. Each step will bring a lot of […]

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10 Steps for Having a Less Stressful Winter Calving Season

January 11, 2018

Can you believe it’s already the new year? Happy 2018! I hope you are just as excited for the new year as your Form-A-Feed Beef Team is. We appreciate your business partnership through 2017, and we hope to continue to build your trust and provide value to your operation through our many successful programs. A […]

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Preparing for Winter Cattle Feeding

November 27, 2017

It doesn’t seem possible that winter cattle feeding weather is here; yet if you go outside on days like today you are reminded how quickly mother nature changes the rules from those beautiful fall days. We always hear about how much summer heat stress results in total dollars lost to the cattle industry, and yet […]

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Get to Know the Tend-R-Leen® Dairy-Beef Program

November 7, 2017

When the Tend-R-Leen Dairy-Beef Program was introduced in 1963, it was the first no-roughage dairy-beef program on the market.  At that time, the competition said it would never work.  Today, Tend-R-Leen is still the leading, most profitable low-roughage, high energy program on the market. The idea of raising steers on a no-roughage ration was a […]

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21 Management Practices to Keep Cattle on Feed During the Heat

July 24, 2017

Summer heat is here and with that comes all the extra work to maintain cattle performance. Aside from using Hydro-Lac® in your feedlot ration, what else do we need to worry about and be checking on during the heat to make sure ration consistency stays palatable? Yards that have less feed drops due to heat […]

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The Cool Side of Managing Heat, Diet and Transport Stress at Breeding Season

April 28, 2017

The primary area of heat stress impacts on the beef industry has been focused largely on feedlot performance.  However, during the course of our field research on Hydro-Lac® for mitigating the effects of heat stress, some astute producers have tied some common sense-logic together with some of the most relevant and latest reproductive science to […]

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Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Foot Problems in Beef Cattle

March 20, 2017

Cattle lameness affects all segments of the beef industry, including cow-calf operations, stockers, and feedlots. Beef producers want healthy cattle to maximize performance, so industry demand brings lameness to the forefront for producers managing feedlot economics and their overall bottom line. If we are to treat the cattle properly we need to figure out what […]

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Beef Industry Lessons from 2016

January 12, 2017

2016 taught us many lessons in the beef industry. You must be innovative, willing to take recommendations, act quickly, have a deep pocket, and have a shoulder to cry upon every now and again. It seems everyone is offering their take on 2016, but one thing is for certain, a precedent $900 million expected in […]

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Two Areas You Shouldn’t Cut Due to Low Market Prices

November 1, 2016

There has been a lot of discussion with producers recently on cutting costs due to the lower cattle market. However some cost-cutting efforts can do you more harm than good in the long run. Silage Inoculants Maintaining quality feed stuffs and eliminating waste are huge opportunity areas that I see on a lot of operations. […]

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