Category: Beef

Creep Feeding Tips

May 6, 2019

Creep feeding calves is an excellent way to put extra pounds on calves.  Research has shown that creep feeding significantly increases weaning weight.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently published a study that showed that creep fed calves on average gained 44 pounds more than non-creep fed calves at the time of weaning.  (Is Creep Feeding […]

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Beef Cattle Marketing in Uncertain Markets

April 9, 2019

It’s only the beginning of the month and we have already seen a swing in cattle prices. It seems once again where we thought the market was going and where it’s at now are two different spots. Continual reports of more cattle on feed than anticipated and lower live and hot carcass weights (HCW) (Figure […]

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Form-A-Feed Beef Conference Showcases the Diversity of the Beef Industry

February 27, 2019

If you were able to fight through the snow and join us at the Form-A-Feed Professional Beef Conference this past Wednesday and Thursday in Sioux Falls, SD, you were treated to some very candid conversation and presentations on how best to Face Forward with all the dynamics in our current beef industry. Opening our beef […]

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Raising Steers for Retail Beef Market

November 20, 2018

Beef producers often consider opportunities to improve the profitability of their operations and look for long-term success.  One of these opportunities is marketing their steers as retail beef directly to the consumer.  Have you been thinking of setting up a retail market for your beef cattle?  Read these profiles of enterprising Tend-R-Leen producers who turned to […]

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Bridging the Fall Gap with Lic Tubs

October 30, 2018

In the fall, some farmers have the privilege to get in fields and harvest their crops while others must wait patiently until just the right time. As many people do when harvest season comes around, we get busy.  We put blinders on to anything that is not harvest related. We get focused on one thing, […]

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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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