Fighting Fescue Toxicity

carrie muehling

The decrease in productivity caused by fescue toxicosis has been estimated to cost U.S. beef producers more than $2 billion per year due to reduced growth and diminished reproductive efficiency. At the recent Cattle Industry Conference and NCBA Trade Show, Alltech territory manager Klair Hartzold talked to us about how Alltech is focusing on prevention. Listen to Jamie’s interview with …

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How Alltech is Helping Develop Careers

carrie muehling

Tyler Thomas first learned about the Alltech Career Development Program during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and this year at #CattleCon19 he shared his testimony about the program and how it’s set him up for a future career in animal science. Listen to Jamie’s interview with Tyler here: Interview with Tyler Thomas, Career Development Program Participant 2019 Cattle Industry Convention …

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Why CRYSTALYX® is the Leading Brand of Supplements

carrie muehling

The CRYSTALYX® Brand has become a leader in supplements for the cow-calf industry for many reasons. The supplements are manufactured by Ridley Block Operations, a division of Ridley USA, with headquarters in Mankato, Minnesota and production facilities in South Dakota, Texas and Kentucky to allow for reliable, consistent distribution of CRYSTALYX® products. Nutritionist Jill Larson provides an overview of the …

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Alltech Spotlights Bio-Mos at #CattleCon19

carrie muehling

Bio-Mos® is a unique product derived from a special strain yeast using a proprietary process developed by Alltech, which is incorporated into animal diets to support overall animal performance. Effective during all phases of growth, Bio-Mos is designed to feed the gastrointestinal tract, thereby maximizing performance and profitability. We learned more about how Bio-Mos works as a replacement for antibiotics …

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New Holland Roll-Belt Balers on Display at NCBA Trade Show

chuck zimmerman

During the NCBA Trade Show I visited with New Holland which was just releasing new and improved Roll-Belt Round Balers. Improvements came from a recent Penn State University study on “Bale Density Effects on Baleage Quality.” I talked to Curt Hoffman, New Holland and Jessica Williamson, Extension Forage Specialist, Penn State. Jessica was one of the authors of the Penn …

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Merck and Beef Checkoff Sponsor Stockmanship & Stewardship Events

cindy zimmerman

Five 2019 sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program were announced at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week. The events are made possible through sponsorship from Merck Animal Health and will be coordinated by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and local host organizations. Additional funding and support for the program is …

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CrystalBlox™ at the #CattleCon19 Trade Show

cindy zimmerman

CrystalBlox is the newest block form developed by Crystalyx Brand Supplements. It combines the economical nutrient delivery and fortification of compressed blocks with the consistent and predictable intake of low moisture block technology. CrystalBlox will fit a wide variety of feeding situations, where protein delivery is critical. CrystalBlox is designed and formulated to provide supplemental protein to help improve forage …

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Scholarships Presented at #CattleCon19

cindy zimmerman

Two University of California-Davis students seeking their doctorate degrees received $15,000 W.D. Farr Scholarships for 2018-19 from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Emily Andreini and Sarah Klopatic each received the award, which were presented at the Best of Beef Breakfast during the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans. The Farr Scholarships will allow these students to …

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New Beef Leadership Elected in New Orleans

cindy zimmerman

Jennifer Houston of Tennessee was named president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans last week, as Marty Smith of Florida became NCBA president-elect. Jerry Bohn (Kansas) was elected NCBA vice president. Don Schiefelbein (Minnesota) was elected chair of the NCBA Policy Division and Todd Wilkinson (South Dakota) was elected vice chair. Laurie …

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NCBA Announces Policy Priorities at #CattleCon19

cindy zimmerman

As over 9,000 members of the cattle industry gathered for the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week in New Orleans, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released its official Policy Priorities for 2019. While the Policy Priorities book fills almost 140 pages, the organization will focus on four main issue areas this year – fake meat, trade …

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