Category: Beef

Summer Management Considerations for Self-Fed Cattle

July 22, 2019

Written by Don Cleaver and Daniel Kohls, Form-A-Feed, Inc. Not unlike TMR-fed cattle, warm-season stressors affect cattle finished on self-feeders as well.  In fact, summertime is when we see the greatest amount of management issues arise in cattle fed with this method, especially in heavyweight cattle.  Issues such as bloat, off-feed and founder seem to […]

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Humidity, Wet Pastures, and Foot Rot

July 18, 2019

Summer has officially arrived but “Spring Showers” continue to inundate the mid to southwest regions of the United States. Saturated pastures coupled with humid conditions bring on the threat of lameness and producers need to be on the look-out.  Lameness is the first sign of foot rot, a highly infectious and sub-acute disease affecting cattle […]

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Fly Control in Your Herd

June 13, 2019

Fly control is sometimes the last thing on producer’s minds in the summertime. There is a lot going on and a lot to do, but fly control should be a high priority. Flies affect your cattle more than you think. Horn flies are the main cause of distress in cattle. They take about 20-40 blood […]

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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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