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Category: Dairy Beef

Raising Steers for Retail Beef Market

July 13, 2020

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.  Read the profiles below about enterprising Tend-R-Leen producers who turned to marketing directly to retail beef customers to make their beef operations successful. […]

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15 Tips to Prepare Your Lots for Summer

April 23, 2020

Spring planting is almost here. Before you take to the tractor seat, get your lot and buildings prepared for the heat and rain of summer. Here are 15 tips to help you be prepared! Put up shade cloth. Clean and adjust feeders to the summer opening of ¾”. Patch any holes that can allow rain […]

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Winter Water Management for Beef Cattle

February 5, 2020

It is estimated that the water requirements of beef cattle remain consistent up to about 40 °F and go up to the point of needing twice the amount of water at 85° F. If all is working well at the water source, there are usually no problems with meeting requirements during the winter. However, the […]

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Self-Feeder Management

September 19, 2019

Self-feeders have long been used in the beef industry as an effective means to feed cattle in a variety of cattle feeding operation types, from a backyard 4-H herd, to a large-scale feedlot. Self-feeders work effectively in cow-calf operations to creep feed beef calves as well as for confinement feedlot cattle. Self-feeders require less labor […]

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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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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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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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Finishing Strong: Pre-Harvest Management Strategies

May 12, 2016

We are currently in the thick of our annual climb in U.S. beef production and fed cattle marketings which seasonally begins in April and runs through June. While most producers devote a considerable amount of time and effort into starting cattle on feed (and rightfully so), little attention is often paid to cattle once they […]

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Flies: More Than Just a Nuisance for Cattle

March 16, 2016

While the calendar may be telling us there are still a few more days of winter, it’s hard to deny it feels very much like spring across much of the Midwest. While spring may bring green grass and warmer temperatures, it also brings back one of the nastiest enemies known to the cattle industry. Flies. […]

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