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RANGER TALK NEWSLETTER

Calving Season

The most critical time of year for a livestock producer is 60 days prior to calving. It is imperative that the cow receive proper nutrition during gestation in order for calves to be born healthy.

Facts about Horn Flies

The adult horn fly is a biting insect that feeds on blood, taking in 20 to 30 meals a day. Because horn flies feed so frequently throughout the day, they rarely leave the host animal.

Control Horn Flies

The most convenient and cost effective way to control horn flies in beef cattle is to provide a mineral supplement containing Altosid IGR Feed-Thru products. Start a fly control program by simply adding a Kay Dee IGR product with Altosid® to your mineral program and get season long protection from horn flies.

Fall Calving

A growing trend in the livestock industry this year is breeding cattle to calve in the fall. Many producers are planning to “calve out” more replacement heifers than normal to take advantage of high cattle prices.

Protecting your investment this Fall Calving Season

With the fall calving season approaching and the forage supply dissipating, the importance of your cows receiving vitamins and minerals is critical.

Fescue Grazing

Tall fescue is the most common type of pasture forage in the U.S. due to its drought resistance, cool-season hardiness, nutrition quality, and performance in poor soil conditions.

Use fly control supplements this Summer

The most convenient and cost effective way to control horn fl ies in beef cattle is to provide a mineral supplement containing Altosid IGR Feed-Thru products.

Interupting the Horn Fly life cycle

The most convenient and cost effective way to control horn flies in beef cattle is to provide a mineral supplement containing Altosid IGR Feed-Thru products.

Prepare for Grass Tetany

Grass tetany is a serious, often fatal metabolic disorder characterized by low levels of magnesium in the blood.

Be Prepared for Spring Calving

Spring calving is just around the corner and with today’s beef prices, producers can’t afford to lose any calves. Steps taken today can provide for a successful calving season.

What feed management considerations do I need to make for the winter months?

Native ranges and stockpiled forage are not likely to provide the required nutrients that cattle need. As winter months approach, forage qualities decline.

Is my herd getting enough protein?

Lack of protein is a challenge that producers face while their herds graze fall and winter forage. It is important that adequate energy and protein are provided to keep body conditions from decreasing during the cold months.

I calve in the fall. What nutritional considerations do I need to make to keep my herd healthy and productive?

In addition to high-quality rations for your breeding herd, it is critical that your cows are provided with the vitamins and minerals they need to birth healthy calves and extend their reproductive lives. Both macro and micro minerals are directly correlated to healthy growth and development.

What's in your Mineral

Most quality minerals will supply phosphorus, calcium, copper, cobalt, manganese and zinc. The levels that are supplied are given in the guaranteed analysis, but these values do not tell the quality of the ingredients.

Don't back off on Nutrition

Spring and summer are somewhat slower seasons for cattle producers. Some producers feel they can sit back, relax, and let the cows graze.

Control flies with Kay Dee Altosid®

The most convenient way to control horn flies in beef and dairy cattle is to give them a supplement of feed containing Altosid IGR Feed-Thru.

SR 8.2 IGR Feeding Station

Kay Dee makes the best-selling granulated mineral in the industry, Super Ranger Kaydets. Now, the same great nutrition found in Super Ranger Kaydets can be fed even more conveniently.

Prevent Grass Tetany in your herd

Grass tetany is a serious, often fatal metabolic disorder characterized by low levels of magnesium in the blood. It primarily affects older cows and nursing calves less than two months old.

How can MOS help your bottom line this Spring?

MOS is a prebiotic feed additive containing mannanoligosaccharides and beta-glucans, both of which are beneficial for immune system maintenance and stress. MOS is not digested by the animal.

The 100 Most Important Days of a Cow's Life.

As spring calving season approaches, it is time to start thinking about preparation for calving. Often one of the most overlooked items on the list is mineral supplements, and their significance for cow and calf health.