Feed Lot

NOV 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 November 2018 19 and poultry producers all experi- ence small losses due to downward pressure on live animal prices from the retail level, as well as absorbing the increased feedstuff costs. Pork, lamb, and poultry meat prices, as well as egg prices, de- crease over the 16 quarters of the study due to the addition of less expensive beef into the dietary mix. This is assuming consumers, both international and domestic, are un- likely to change their consumption patterns and preferences to any large degree (beyond the effects of affordability). Dairy, however, presents a slight- ly different scenario. Because feed- stuff prices increase, dairy produc- ers will reduce dairy production, resulting in increased milk prices. That increase will offset the in- crease in feedstuff expense, result- ing in a 0.02-0.48 percent increase in returns for dairy producers. Overall, the study estimates a positive net societal impact would be experienced with a 50 percent reduction of BRD. The researchers conclude the positive impact on consumers outweighs the negative impact on producers. They also assume, should the 50 percent reduction in BRD come to fruition, the contributing factors will ultimately reach a long-run equilibrium. Pendell and Johnson add future research should investigate the pros and cons of specific types of technology and treatment, including the magnitude and speed of BRD reduction when they are adopted. "There are many advantages to reducing chronic disease in cattle, especially one as prevalent and devastating as BRD," says Pendell. "What we've tried to do in this research is calculate the aggre- gate economic impacts of making further scientific and genetic prog- ress. Additional research needs to evaluate the economic impacts to the individual feedlots." FL PROTERNATIVE-THE NEW MEASURE OF PREVENTION The industry is changing; it's time to take cattle feeding down a new road. Recent advancements in cattle nutrition have opened new routes to help limit pulls, treatment and positively benefit the health of an animal. Adopting a new measure of prevention through the feed is an important first step to help minimize delays on the road ahead. Take a new road with ProTernative ® - a proven probiotic that positively activates the immune system of cattle during times of stress. ProTernative works in the lower gut to influence the animal's natural immunity through an internal active process that only a specific, robust and active live yeast can deliver. The road you've always taken doesn't cut it anymore. Feed ProTernative and take a new measure of prevention. LALLEMAND ANIMAL NUTRITION Tel: 414 464 6440 Email: LAN_NA@lallemand.com www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com Not all products are available in all markets nor are all claims allowed in all regions. ©2016. ProTernative is a registered trademark of Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

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