Feed Lot

SEP-OCT 2018

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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FEED•LOT September/October 2018 3 Volume XXVI Number 6 September/October 2018 FEATURES Jill Dunkel Editor feedlot@st-tel.net Annita Lorimor General Manager feedlot@st-tel.net Amy Spillman Digital/Circulation Manager circulation@feedlotmagazine.com Greg Strong Publisher bigguy@st-tel.net Robert A. Strong Editor Emeritus For National Sales Contact: Bob Brunker, J.L. Farmakis, Inc., 24 East Ave., #1350, New Canaan, CT 06840 / Email: bob@jlfarmakis.com / Sales Office: 203-834-8832 Cover photo by Amy Spillman FEEDLOT FOCUS Pilot project tests the waters on traceability 8 Traceability could boost value BRD treatment success 14 Better drugs or fewer bugs? COW CALF CORNER Deal or no deal 20 Suckling calf implants add value STOCKER SPECIAL Weaning and starting calves on feed 30 Fresh, nutrient dense feed is critical Injectable minerals enhance stocker health 34 Mineral supplementation can increase well-being MARKETING/MANAGEMENT Feedyard rethinks silage management 6 New plan reduced cost Experts advise producers to keep watchful eye on export markets 12 Export value is a driver of domestic price Establishing management authority 22 Making it work with a younger generation Road to approval 26 The process for product approval is a strict one SILENCER Hydraulic Chute Rubber-Belted Louvers - Angled, louvered blinds prevent animals from seeing humans in their flight zone, without hindering the operator's sight. 130 Point Noise Reuction System, or NRS , ensures a significantly reduced noise level during operation with 130 contact points sheathed in polyethylene. Hydraulic Neck Extender Bars - Control the animal's head in 3 ways giving the operator more control and better neck access. No need to re-set the bars, works on large and small cattle! 26" Rear Walk Through Doors (Palpation Doors) - Squeezes along with the chute sides Smooth Action Drop Pan - Can easily be removed . . . Quick Release Side Exit - Front or Rear Pivot . . Equal, Low Pressure Headdoors -Reduce animal stress and injury . Built to Order - 100s of Configurations to Fit Your Operation! facebook.com/MolyMFG - molymfg.com - (785) 472-3388 TM Carriers Available!

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