Author: formafeed

The Cost to Calving Springing Heifers After 24 Months

November 29, 2016

The best age to calve a first calf heifer is 24 months. Or is it? Every month I look at […]

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Steps for Starting Newly Weaned Pigs Out Strong

November 7, 2016

Getting pigs off to a good start is often over looked in many areas, from cleaning of the barn or […]

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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 […]

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Increase Fiber Digestibility for Better Lactation Performance

October 18, 2016

Even under an intensive concentrate feeding system, forages are still an important component of dairy cow diets. After all, a […]

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Myth Buster: Antibiotic Use in the Swine Industry

September 23, 2016

GMO free, hormone free, antibiotic free. These three phases are changing the food industry through continued consumer interest in how […]

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Two Management Practices that Impact Dry Matter Intake in Dairy Cows

September 13, 2016

I thought about beginning this article with a statement like: “in today’s markets…” or “with the recent economic situation in […]

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Corn Silage Harvest: Setting Yourself up to Succeed in 2017

August 17, 2016

What is the best way to set yourself up to succeed in 2017? Make great forage in 2016.  Nothing you […]

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Bed Pack Management – Thoughts for Consideration

August 2, 2016

As Midwest cattle producers, we are faced with all types of weather conditions. With many producers raising cattle in confinement […]

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Vitamin Supplementation in Young Pigs

July 26, 2016

Over the last 4 to 5 years there have been more cases of sub-optimal vitamin D status in young pigs.  […]

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Not All Bugs Are Bad: Let’s Talk About DFMs

July 15, 2016

What does a bee, the flu, Bugs Bunny, and bacteria all have in common? Bugs! Although often enough, our first […]

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Lessons Learned from Heat Stress

June 22, 2016

Summer is officially here whether we are ready or not. Last weekend’s heat wave was a reminder to many producers […]

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Meet Form-A-Feed’s Beef Intern: Allison VanDerWal

June 16, 2016

Form-A-Feed is excited to have Allison VanDerWal back for a second year as the Form-A-Feed Beef Intern! We asked Allison […]

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