The benefits of chromium for ruminants

chromium for ruminants

The key to success in today’s ruminant industry is managing the effects of stress on animals. The goal is to minimise the cost of stress and help animals achieve optimal production. To achieve this, trace mineral nutrition is paramount. Keeping animals correctly fortified in terms of trace minerals will prevent the costliest deficiency – the…

Productivity and the immune response

Have you ever walked through a maze or played a maze game? These days, farming is something like being in a maze, with many twists and turns and walls that seem to rise in front of us as challenges to the end goal of efficient production. One of the challenges that we are faced with…

Effective beef cattle handling

beef cattle handling

In any cow–calf operation, it is necessary to handle cattle to perform routine health and management practices. Getting cattle to do what you want requires knowledge of animal behaviour and proper beef cattle handling techniques. If you handle them right, your herd will be happy to provide you with better returns. Cattle experience the world…

Your relationships, your net worth

Many of our goals as producers stem from the principal purpose of trying to feed the world because the products we produce are essential to sustain life. These goals relate to production aimed at reaching a certain net worth. The human population is always growing, which continually challenges producers to grow food to meet the…

Seasonal cycles of summer versus winter feeding

Boom and bust cycles are a fact of life. Good times give way to tough times. Just when we think we’ve got life figured out, it throws us a curve ball and humbles us once again. Dairying is no different. Whether you are a pasture farmer or a total mixed ration (TMR) farmer, seasonal cycles…

Optimising immunity for lifetime performance

immunity for lifetime performance

One of the most important resources for a beef farmer is the animal’s immune system. An animal cannot be efficient or productive if its immune system is ineffective, but with a strong immune system, a herd can weather most proverbial storms. That’s why optimising immunity for lifetime performance is so important. Interactions between the immune…