Deer Require Year-Round Nutrition Just Like Our Cattle

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Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a hunter looking for a trophy buck, proper protein and mineral programs will give deer the opportunity to utilize their genetic potential. Deer herds should have proper management and nutrition year-round to ensure their future health. There are some great feed options out there to use as you plan […]

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Practical Biosecurity for Pigs

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With the cold weather here, pig farms throughout the country are concerned about the increased chances of the spread of disease in their herds.  Experience has shown that a health outbreak damages the efficiency of the herds, increases the workload on the farm, and reduces the profitability of the operation.  Depending on the disease, and […]

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Preparing for calving season

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  Lately the word fetal programming has become popular at cow-calf meetings. We already know lifetime performance is influenced by events before birth but do we realize how much our gestating cows nutrition impacts fetal development? Let’s break down what happens in each trimester: In the first trimester, placenta and organs form. In the second […]

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How can PMI Pet Nutrition benefit your dog or cat?

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Whether you have a hard-working farm dog or family pet, we care about their health. Our dog and cat food selection consist of three brands: Exclusive, Red Flannel and Infinia brands. The #1 ingredient in the Exclusive line is real meat with options including lamb, chicken, turkey or fish. In addition, there is a balance […]

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Vitamin Prices Soaring

Black Angus Beef Cattle in the winter on a Minnesota Farm

Vitamin A has many vital functions concerning health, reproduction, and growth. It plays a role in vision (low light), kidney function, development of bones and nervous tissue. Vitamin A maintains the tissues lining the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive tract.  If a bull doesn’t get enough vitamin A spermatogenesis is reduced, a cow can abort her […]

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Why Build a Hog Barn?

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Over the past few years, many communities have seen large swine finishing barns constructed by their neighbors.  Some of these barns were for the neighbor to raise their own pigs in, and some for growing the pigs for another swine producer on a contract basis.  The reasons that farmers build a barn vary by individual, […]

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Protein tubs to Consider

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It’s getting to that time of year when cattlemen need to body condition score their cows and decide if they are in the condition they want, or if their cows need a little more condition. We are about 60 to 90 days from calving and there is time still to get cows in shape and […]

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Caring for Horses during Winter Months

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With the winter months quickly approaching how should owners prepare their horses to handle the cold and meet their nutritional requirements? A good place to start is doing a body condition score. Horses at a 5 or 6 BCS have the extra cover over their ribs and are in ideal condition going into winter. If […]

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Preparing for Winter Feed Needs

Black Angus Beef Cattle in the winter on a Minnesota Farm

With the unseasonably warm weather we are having lately it’s hard to believe that we are talking about looking ahead to winter feed needs. As we all know, weather can change very quickly around here! For winter feed needs we need to look at couple things.  Keep on top of your bulk feed inventory whether […]

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