Lifestyle Feed News

Creep Feeding Lambs

Apr 30, 2020

Getting young lambs off to a good start sets the table for the potential for a healthy, fast growing, profitable lamb. Creep feeding young lambs provides an opportunity to get lambs started on feed at a much younger age. These lambs then have the potential for optimal weaning weights and can have added bloom and finish.

Can Your Calf Nutrition Plan Predict the Future?

Apr 24, 2020

What would you do if you knew what the future held? Would you plan differently if you could determine whether your dairy calves were going to be productive cows? Although the future is unpredictable, there are steps you can take to help the future success of your calves.

Llamas and Vitamin E

Apr 17, 2020

Vitamin E remains the only major vitamin where the synthetic form differs significantly from the natural form. As more is learned about the function of this vitamin the difference appears to have a greater effect on many biological functions.

What to Feed Deer: Substituting Other Animal Feeds for Deer

Apr 17, 2020

When considering what to feed deer, people often want to feed them what is readily available and least expensive, which might be sheep, goat, dairy or even horse feeds. 

Oral Health in Cats and Dogs

Apr 09, 2020

Does your dog or cat have breath that makes you take a step back? Do you notice your dog or cat has discolored or loose teeth? Is your pet having a hard time chewing food? Your pet may have periodontal (gum) disease.

Overcoming Calf Health Hurdles

Apr 09, 2020

Getting calves from the farm to the packer with fewer instances of Bovine Respiratory Disease means more profit along the entire beef production chain. The cattle industry must work together to find innovative solutions, since changing consumer demands have already translated into impactful Veterinary Feed Directive regulations.

Show Cattle Feed: Top Tips From the Experts

Apr 03, 2020

Show cattle feed selection and management is a key component of bringing home the champion banner. Which feed you choose depends on your individual cattle’s traits such as frame, rib shape, growth rate and condition.

Free Range Backyard Chickens, the Responsible Way

Apr 03, 2020

Raising chickens for eggs is a great way to produce sustainable food for you and your family. It’s a great feeling to have one less item on your grocery list. Plus, backyard chickens can work wonders for lawns and gardens.

How to Balance a Ration When Silage or Forage Quality is Low

Mar 27, 2020

Wet and dry growing seasons have an impact on forage quality and quantity, influencing how dairy rations are balanced to maximize milk production. Here are four considerations to help make the most of your forage, even during poor growing conditions:

Prepare Your Rabbits for Changing Seasons

Mar 27, 2020

Rabbits are fairly well-adapted for dealing with the cold, but they must eat more to meet the increased energy requirements for keeping warm. Therefore, the amount of feed provided during the winter months will need to be increased – maybe as much as three times. The additional feed is to account for the extra calories spent on maintenance of body temperature.

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