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

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The story of weaning and receiving calves is a familiar one across the country and it is soon upon us. As grass is drying up and fall has arrived it is time to formulate a plan for weaning. Bawling calves, stressed rumens, long truck rides and new environments all add up quickly to high stress conditions. Let us help you manage through with our MLS #5 Stress Tub: Targeted nutrition specifically formulated for weaning, receiving, or other high stress situations. 

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In light of current weather patterns and drought in portions of Kansas and surrounding states, Kansas State University (KSU) hosted a webinar featuring tips for strategic reduction of grazing pressure, supplementation and early weaned calf nutrition and health considerations.

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Many producers I’ve talked to seem interested – and exhausted – by the number of probiotic and prebiotic feed options. Yeasts, yeast derivatives, yeast cultures and dead yeast products often are called probiotics and prebiotics.

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The U.S. marketing year average corn price for 2019-20 is projected to be $3.60 per bushel. In contrast, the forecast for the 2000-21 marketing year is only $3.20 per bushel. This large decline in corn prices leads to several questions: Why have corn prices declined so sharply? What factors could keep corn prices at their current levels? And, what is the impact of lower corn prices on feed costs?

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A webinar hosted by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa Beef Center informed cattle producers about feedlot considerations amid the pandemic focused on managing feedlot rations without using ethanol co-products.

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Meat processing plants across the country have gone offline in response to COVID-19 outbreaks among the workers. 

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