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Fine-tune your calf barn cleaning procedures

August 7, 2017

What sets farms with great calf health apart from those that struggle to get calves started? Sanitation. It is a bigger investment of time than money and is certainly near […]

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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 […]

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VFD in the Swine Industry: Why It’s Important to Track Antibiotic Usage

July 12, 2017

Antibiotic usage is a key issue that the pork industry will always face, and the pressures of it will only continue to increase in the future. With the Veterinary Feed […]

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Making the Most of Your Hay

June 22, 2017

With early season drought conditions spreading from the eastern half of Montana, across the Dakotas, and into northwest Minnesota, finding high quality pasture and range land has been a challenge. […]

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Setting Your Fresh Cows Up for Success with Hydro-Lac®

June 20, 2017

Returning fresh cows to positive energy balance as fast as you can after calving is the end goal of any transition program.  We do this by feeding a well-balanced, consistent […]

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14 Ways to Increase Profits on Today’s Dairy Farm Without rBST

May 23, 2017

Today, in most businesses across the world, we have tighter profit margins, and that includes America’s dairy farm.  This is due to increased demand for lower prices by the public […]

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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 […]

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Have a Comprehensive Plan to Beat Heat Stress

April 20, 2017

Even though hot summer days seem weeks away, now is the time to start protecting your herd against heat stress. Cow comfort, cow behavior, and grouping issues exacerbate themselves when […]

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Form-A-Feed Announces Scholarships for Students Pursuing Agriculture

April 1, 2017

Form-A-Feed and the Nelson Family Companies are proud to present two $500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship to students interested in pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree to a […]

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Evaluating Technologies and Innovations for Dairies

March 27, 2017

Dairies have been adopting new technologies for generations.  Our grandparents or great-grandparents may have been among the first in the area to use a milking machine, or AI.  Can you […]

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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 […]

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Super-dosing of Phytase

March 3, 2017

As third and fourth generation phytase enzymes started to be used commonly in feeds, we realized that phytate, the major storage form of phosphorus in plants, is much more of […]

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