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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.

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.

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Recycled Products

From colored landscape mulch to traction control-absorbents and animal bedding, we take unusable wood waste and transform it into eco-friendly consumer products. Made from 100% recycled material, our “green” products are a economical and environmentally conscious solution available throughout the Midwest. 

Inosol Co. LLC.

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

Vita Plus Corp.

Vita Plus is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with facilities and a strong dealer network across the upper Midwest. We’ve been serving livestock producers since 1948. Our consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information to help your operation succeed.

Gerber & Sons Inc.

Gerber & Sons is a regional feed manufacturer located in Baltic, Ohio that services the counties of Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Holmes, Carroll, Harrison, Guernsey, Muskingum, Knox, Ashland, Wayne and Stark.

Southern States Coop

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