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  • Feeder Feature

    • Jan 2, 2014
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      BVD Management For Cattle Feeders

      During the past two decades, the prevalence of BVD infections with strain 1b has increased 50%, according to Brad Williams, DVM, MBA at Elanco Animal Health. Until the recent introduction of Viralign 6 from Elanco Animal Health, no commercially available modified live vaccine for BVD contained strain 1b....More
    • Jan 2, 2014
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      Why BVD Matters To Stocker Operators & Cattle Feeders

      BVD impairs immune function, meaning the virus extends its economic thievery to feedlots and stocker pastures. There are direct losses and costs associated with clinical infection, but the most costly damage may stem from the reduced gains, feed efficiency and other performance losses associated with subclinical BVD infection....More
    • Sep 5, 2013
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      How Feedlots Are Managing With Fewer Cattle

      Feedlots staying the fullest amid the shortest cattle numbers in more than five decades are taking on the added risk of owning a larger percentage of the cattle themselves, while also utilizing risk management to a greater extent than before, says Kevin Good, senior analyst at CattleFax....More
    • Sep 5, 2013
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      Higher Feedlot Cost of Gain Could Spawn Feeding More Yearlings

      As stocker value of gain increases in tandem with feedlot cost of gain, Derrell Peel, extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University explains there is more incentive for the industry to add more weight to cattle before they enter the feedlot....More
    • Sep 5, 2013
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      The Evolution Of Key Feedlot Profit Centers 1

      Risk management is becoming more important to the profitability and the stayablity of the cattle feeding entity...More
    • Aug 8, 2012
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      FEEDER Focus | Keeling Cattle Feeders

      Scott Keeling is owner of Keeling Cattle Feeders, Hereford, TX, a 17,000-head custom feedyard. He strives to improve feed efficiency and rate of gain without limiting the ability of cattle to grade high at the packer....More
    • Sep 5, 2012
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      FEEDER Focus | Pulmotil - A Feed Additive For The Control Of BRD

      Pulmotil is an in-feed BRD treatment option that provides 14 days of sustained BRD in-feed therapy for groups of cattle in the early stages of an outbreak, while reducing handling stress. Brad Nicholson breaks down the basics of the new feed additive in this video....More
    • Sep 5, 2012
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      FEEDER Focus | Pulmotil - What You Need To Know About The Veterinary Feed Directive

      Elanco's Brad Nicholson explains what producers need to know about the veterinary feed directive required to use Pulmotil®. Pulmotil is a new product from Elanco Animal Health that is labeled for the control of BRD....More
    • Sep 5, 2012
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      FEEDER Focus | How To Get Pulmotil - Basics Of A Veterinary Feed Directive

      Pulmotil®, Elanco's new feed additive labeled for the control of BRD, requires a veterinary feed directive. What does this mean and how do you go about getting it? Brad Nicholson from Elanco Animal Health explains....More
    • Aug 8, 2012
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      Mark Miller On Utilizing Technology To Improve Bottom Line

      Mark Miller is a consulting nutritionist from Elk City, OK. He works with feedyards in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to develop various rations that boost rate of gain and improve feed efficiency at a time when management of high input costs has never been more critical....More
    • Mar 8, 2012
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      Elanco Joins Forces With Heifer International

      Heifer International and Elanco Animal Health's ongoing partnership continues to impact farmers across the world. Their latest adventure includes a click-through project that was lanched at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN. Heifer International's Marlene New explains this intiative and the long-reaching impact of the Heifer program....More
    • Feb 29, 2012
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      FEEDER Focus | Dennis White

      Dennis White, Ph.D., retired senior technical advisor for Elanco Animal Health, discusses on the history of Rumensin® and its value for feed efficiency and early control of coccidiosis....More
    • May 9, 2012
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      FEEDER Focus | John Scanga

      Using the beta-agonist Optaflexx helps cattle be more efficient at the end of a feeding period. Fed during the last 28-42 days of the feeding period, Optaflexx has a zero-day withdrawal as opposed to the three-day withdrawal required for its leading competitor....More
    • Dec 12, 2011
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      Use Growth Promotants Responsibly

      Todd Allen,Cargill Beef General Manager of Feedlot Operations, stresses that is our responsibility to effectively manage cattle and to responsibly apply the technologies we have to meet the demands of our consumers...More
    • Dec 12, 2011
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      Technology Helps Improve Feedyard Efficiency

      Todd Allen,Cargill Beef General Manager of Feedlot Operations, discusses the benefits of electronic instrument grading in helping feedyards certify cattle grades more accurately, and how growth promotant products, such as a beta-agonist-1, can enhance feed efficiency...More
    • Sep 8, 2011
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      Consumers Demand Quality, CAB® Sets Records

      John Stika, president of Certified Angus Beef®, comments on a record June, when the CAB brand sold 70 million pounds of beef, the highest volume month in the company's 33-year history....More
    • Sep 8, 2011
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      CAB®: Consumers Are The Target

      Mark McCully, Certified Angus Beef® assistant vice president of supply, explains the benefits of using good genetics and how merger of beef production and marketing remains key in producer/feeder profitability....More
    • Sep 8, 2011
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      Camera Grading and Beta-Agonists

      Glen Dolezal, Assistant V.P., Communications & Technology Development for Cargill Meat Solutions, discusses the importance of electronic camera instrument grading and the value of Beta-Agonists and other growth promotants if used properly....More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      Spring Surge in Feedyards

      Robby Kirkland from Kirkland Feedyard in Vega, TX, explains the spring surge phenomenon and how he works together with his managers to most efficiently manage the increased feed intake in the spring and summer...More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      Spring Feeding Frenzy

      Most feedlots see an increase in dry matter intake in the spring months. Nathan Pyatt, PhD, Elanco Animal Health, describes this trend as the "Spring Feeding Frenzy"...More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      35th Anniversary of Rumensin

      As Rumensin® celebrates its 35th anniversary, David Yandell, Elanco Animal Health, reminds producers of the long-time benefits and return that the product has provided. Utilized in about 95% of feedyards, Rumensin is a technology that brings more profits and efficiencies to the feedyard...More
    • Mar 27, 2012
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      Optaflexx Use In Friona Industries' Branded Beef Program

      James Herring, CEO of Friona Industries, discusses the importance of Optaflexx in his feedlot's branded beef program....More
    • Dec 3, 2012
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      FEEDER Focus | Kevin Buse

      Kevin Buse, Hereford, TX, operates Champion Feeders in Hereford and Tascosa Feedyard in Bushland, TX, and runs a farm to help in its input management program. Find out why Buse always uses Optaflexx in his feedyards....More
  • Articles

    • Oct 9, 2013
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      USDA Approves First Combination MLV Vaccine To Provide Targeted Protection Against BVD 1b

      Research shows 1b now the most predominant BVD virus strain.
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    • May 8, 2012
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      Prep Your Calves For The Feedyard 1

      There are a number of things cow-calf producers can do to prepare calves for their time in a feedyard, says Mark Sebranek, general manager at Irsik & Doll Feed Yard at Garden City, KS....More

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