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Supporting Safety Training for Cattle Feeders

Safety for both cattle and employees is an important goal for cattle feeders. The Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) Safety Services Training Trailer provides safety demonstrations to support this aim, and the BOVAMINE DEFEND team recently joined the list of sponsors for this important initiative. TCFA represents cattle feeders in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. […]

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Finishing Diets and Receiving Diets Strategies from Consulting Nutritionists

A recent update of the Nutritional Recommendations of Feedlot Consulting Nutritionists survey by New Mexico State and Texas Tech University surveyed nutritionists who account for more than 14 million cattle annually. While a majority of the nutritional recommendations for finishing diets and receiving diets remained consistent with the previous study, notable changes include the use […]

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VFD & Feeding Calves: Key Topics at Dairy Calf & Heifer Association Conference

The most discussed calf and heifer management strategies at this year’s Calf & Heifer Association Conference were adapting to the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and feeding calves with automatic calf feeders. Veterinary Feed Directive The most talked about subject of the conference was VFD,and the adjustments that will be necessary to comply with the guidance […]

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Second Annual BOVAMINE® Brackets Challenge Decided in a Tie Breaker

The NCAA Tournament championship game was close down to the last second, and so was the second annual BOVAMINE® Brackets Challenge. Two contestants tied for the most points, and the winner was decided by a tie breaker—a guess at the total points scored in the final game. Brian Williams, an agriculture products merchandiser from South Pasadena, […]

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Two Poultry Industry Trends from Midwest Poultry Show

At the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention, held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, poultry industry leaders convened to share cutting-edge information through exhibits and educational workshops. This year, two key trends emerged from the show that will impact the poultry industry. 1. Cage Free Many companies are announcing a transition to sourcing cage-free eggs for their establishments. A […]

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BOVAMINE® Brackets Challenge Winners

It’s time again for the BOVAMINE® Brackets Challenge. Each week, we announce the participants who will receive $500 for selecting the winning teams in the second, third and fourth rounds of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. The contestant with the highest points at the end of the BOVAMINE® Brackets Challenge will be […]

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2015 BOVAMINE® Brackets Runner Up Was Two-Time Winner in First Year

Most of Wisconsin was excited to see the University of Wisconsin Badgers advance to the championship of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, but maybe not as excited as Theresa, Wisconsin, dairy farmer, Nick Ehlers. That win also meant he had a chance at being the top finisher in the first annual BOVAMINE® Brackets Challenge […]

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2015’s BOVAMINE® Brackets Came Down to the Buzzer

The first BOVAMINE® Brackets Challenge held in 2015 was a close one – coming down to the last game and a tie breaker. Winner Jim Pforter was too nervous to watch the championship game in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament because he knew that if Duke University was a winner, he might be too. “There […]

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How Probiotics Benefit Poultry Production

While poultry producers adapt to the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) that gives guidance on use of human-use antibiotics, as well as increasing consumer demands about how birds are raised, they must still deliver healthy, robust, and uniform flocks. Probiotics designed to deliver a high concentration of beneficial bacteria alive at the point of consumption offer […]

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