Cattle Health

Beef Industry Sustainability

Sustainability is a word we hear a lot in the beef industry these days. Some of the nation’s largest buyers of beef are heavily focused on the topic right now and I don’t think it’s a topic that will go away any time soon. You’ve no doubt heard McDonald’s plan to source verified sustainable beef by 2016. Walmart is also developing plans to ensure the sustainability of its beef supply chain.

Agri-King – Leading the Way in Enzyme Technology

Enzyme technology is a hot topic in livestock nutrition these days, and Agri-King, Inc., based in Fulton, Ill., is leading the pack with their enzyme technology.“Agri-King uses enzyme technology to target the performance needs of multiple livestock species paired with the feedstuffs being fed to optimize feed efficiency and profitability for the global agriculture market being served,” says Dr. Dave Jones, Director of Nutrition at Agri-King.There is more nutrition in the feedstuffs we feed than livestock can extract by themselves. Given the current cost of feedstuffs and the slim margins in the livestock industry right now, everyone needs to be as efficient as possible at extracting all the possible nutrients out of the feeds we use in our livestock operations.

From Gate to Plate

Of all the basic human needs, food is at the top.  Twenty five years ago no one thought about or cared about food traceability. We bought it, we ate it and life was good.  Today, the world cares. Mad cow and foot and mouth disease, contaminated milk, e-coli, listeria, salmonella, bird flu; those are all words that strike fear into the hearts of consumers, producers and governments.

Understanding Genetic Potential

With a sample of hair, tissue or blood, cattle producers can find out whether the offspring of their breeding animals are more likely to produce tender beef, deliver calves more easily, or even survive at all.  And the companies that test the samples are only scratching the surface.

 

Ridley Inc.

 Protein and mineral supplements for livestock and wildlife.

Double D Family Mat Shop Inc.

Non-slip mats for livestock.

Ridley Inc.

ULTRALYX® protein and mineral supplements help reach the returns producers demand. Compressed, composite or pressed blocks and loose minerals — ULTRALYX® allows the flexibility to deliver nutrients in a form that fits your economic and operational requirements. Designed to ensure weatherability and consistent, controlled intake, and priced economically to deliver optimum performance.

Inosol Co. LLC.

We designed a castration tool that drastically reduces the time and cost that goes into the processing procedure.

Kent Feeds Inc.

Kent Feeds continues to thrive as a leader in the research, development and manufacturing of animal nutrition products. A subsidiary of the Muscatine Foods Corporation, Kent Feeds remains part of a family owned network of companies including Grain Processing Corporation of Muscatine, Iowa, Precision Foods, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Blue Seal Feeds of Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Deaton Nutrition

Inoculants, applicators for multi-sile forage applications.

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