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Feed & Nutrition

Learn about all aspects of cattle nutrition from harvest and storage to balancing rations with forage, byproducts and supplements.

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We often hear about the pros and cons of retained ownership of calves post-weaning. I Googled it and got 1.5 million hits, so it is a popular subject. Much of the debate revolves around the following:

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Fall is quickly upon us and calves are going through lots of “stress” as they transition through weaning at this time of year. Bawling calves, developing rumens, long truck rides and new environments all add up quickly to high stress conditions. But MLS has some tools that may help, our MLS #5 Stress Tub and the HM Transition Manager Tub are both specifically formulated for high stress situations and changes in the production cycle. 

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Corn prices have a big impact on supplemental feed costs. It’s typically difficult to find alternative ingredients which offer as much energy as corn does at a cheaper price.

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Since the advent of the ethanol boom in the Upper Midwest, distillers grains (also known simply as distillers) have become a staple ingredient in cattle rations. Known to enhance both ration palatability and animal performance, distillers are a natural fit for all classes of cattle, from feedlot to cow-calf production.

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With calves hitting the ground, grass greening up and springtime in full swing in most parts of the country adjusting your nutrition program to fit current needs may be on a lot of people’s minds. Having proper vitamin and mineral supplementation readily accessible with the right delivery is key to achieving all your herd goals this upcoming spring and summer, so let us introduce you to MLS Low Moisture Tubs….

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On this planet, bacteria outnumber every other type of living organism. Researchers estimate the total number of bacteria at any moment in time ranges in the millions of trillions of trillions. (That’s 30 zeros.)

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