Cattle Feeders

Guest Editorial:What Else Could EPA be Hiding?

As many cattlemen and women know all too well, one of the greatest threats our industry faces is regulation from Washington, D.C. And for many years now, the industry has braced for a rule-making by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers that would substantially impact all uses and users of land, not just farming and ranching. That rule-making came this spring in the form of the EPA and Corps’ Waters of the United States proposed rule, or WOTUS.

Under Cover:Successful Midwest Dairy Credits Perfecting Silage Cover to Increased Profits

In today’s world, every successful business is concerned about the bottom line, and how to improve it. For most businesses, increasing sales and income is the best option. However, at Grand View Dairy Farm, located in Brillion, Wisconsin, they view the bottom line from several different perspectives. The owners, Bruce and Corey Schmidt have the belief that one of the most overlooked assets on a farm is its inventory. If you make poor quality feed, you’re stuck with it for a year and vice-versa, with good feed, you reap benefits for an entire year.

TMR Corner:Evaluating TMR mixer performance: testing mix uniformity

As previously stated “the objective of feeding a total mixed ration (TMR) is to provide a consistently uniform mix, with the intended ingredient and nutrient composition, across the entire length of the feedbunk with every batch.” And while a number of factors such as ingredient variability and moisture content, consistency of mixing procedures, operator error, and weighing system variability contribute to batch-to-batch variation, it is the characteristics of the mixer itself that essentially control within batch variation, and uniformity across the feedbunk. In this article we will discuss TMR mixer characteristics that affect mix uniformity and a sieving technique that can be used to evaluate it and make adjustments to improve animal performance.

Priefert A Legacy of Innovation.

Few families have influenced the livestock handling industry as significantly as the Priefert family from Mount Pleasant, Texas. For half a century, the Prieferts have been designing, building, and marketing cattle handling equipment, and, in the process, changing the way the American rancher handles cattle. Marvin Priefert founded Priefert Manufacturing in 1964 with the invention of the first fully front-opening headgate. 50 years later, Marvin’s son Bill, and his grandsons, Eddie, Nate, and Travis, still own and operate the family business, with the goal of continuing to improve upon the design and functionality of today’s livestock handling equipment.

BRITESPAN Building Systems: Living the Dream (one step at a time)

For 46-year-old Brian Weidner cattle producer and farmer near rural Newton, Illinois, he is living the dream of his childhood. “As a kid, I was always plowing in the sandbox,” Weidner says with a chuckle. “My dad always had livestock, and all I ever wanted to do was raise cattle and be a grain farmer.”

Feed Cattle, Not Birds

European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) were first introduced to the United States in the late 1800s. It is believed that starlings were imported from Europe and released in New York City’s Central Park so that all birds mentioned in Shakespeare’s works would inhabit the new country.

Feed Management

The struggle for sourcing feed continues as cattle producers evaluate current and future feeding options. Even though the culling is deep, there still are cows left to feed, so now is the time to call a good beef cattle nutritionist. The market is redefining “least cost” feedstuffs, so producers must review all the options when purchasing feed. The nutrient value of feed is what drives value and performance. However, knowing when and how to feed also is important.

B.J. Manufacturing

Farm Implements and cattle feeder.

3 C Cattle Feeders

Cattle feeder manufacturer.

Komro Sales & Service

Komro Sales & Service has been in the Ag Industry since 1960! Over the years we have developed a very effective team of designers, project managers, crew laborers, service technicians and salesmen. We have a well qualified background experience that includes: Designing & Building a New Facility, Sand Separation, Manure Handling, Grain Storage, Crop Irrigation,Small Engine Repair & Services.

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