Mar 02

6 things to replace for a profitable feed yard in 2016

6 things to replace for a profitable feed yard in 2016 6 things to replace for a more profitable feed yard in 2016

Stop. Wait a minute. It’s 2016 on the farm, isn’t it?

Yes, we are in fact storming through winter farming with the latest batches of rain and snow causing a hectic start to 2016 for many feedlot owners in the Northern Hemisphere. Yet before we leap into spring, let’s circle back to some of our New Year’s resolutions and take a look at six things we can replace to help promote a profitable feed yard this year:

1)      Resolution #1 — Replace bad news sources

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Jul 07

Forget the brochure... take a tour!

Forget the brochure... take a tour!
Gerry Giggins, director of Farm Tours Ireland, is a tour guide – for farms. He spends his days leading students, tourists and farmers from around the world across scenic pastures and throughout booming production facilities throughout Ireland, all to bring them wonderful insight into the country’s proudest industry --agriculture.

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Jul 01

Heatwave Burning Hole in Beef Producer’s Pocket

Heatwave Burning Hole in Beef Producer’s Pocket
In the words of country music singer Luke Bryan, to a farmer, “Rain is a good thing.” Australian feed lot operator, Jim Cudmore, couldn’t agree more. One of the gravest challenges to profitability on his beef feedlot in Queensland, Australia, is nature itself -- and right now, there’s no rain in sight. “We had about three good seasons after a seven-year drought, from 2002-2009,” he says.

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Mar 21

Do Your Cows Need A Personal Trainer? How Their Unhealthy “BMI” is Costing You Money

Do Your Cows Need A Personal Trainer? How Their Unhealthy “BMI” is Costing You Money Not achieving a calf per cow each year? It’s time for your herd to shape up. Alltech nutrition expert, Alan Kelly, a featured speaker at Global 500 on the nutrition requirements of suckler cows, stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers.

Alan Kelly - Global 500 Speaker

Alan Kelly stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers.

Not achieving a calf per cow each year? It’s time for your herd to shape up.

Alltech nutrition expert, Alan Kelly, a featured speaker at Global 500 on the nutrition requirements of suckler cows, stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers. In this video, he explains how feeding based on those tailored scores improves reproductive efficiency and saves on feed costs – up to $40 per cow.

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