Feed Lot

APR 2013

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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COW/CALF CORNER Feedlot studies often 5 to 10 percent heavier than calves that did not receive the product���depending on how stressed the animals are during early weeks of life,��� he says. Some producers use the product to prevent scours in baby calves. If calves receive the product at weaning (another stress period), they typically gain 1/2 to one pound more per day during preconditioning or in a feedlot. Feedlot introduction is probably the most stressful thing calves experience. ���With use of this product, death loss is often reduced to near zero, because the ones that do get sick don���t get that sick,��� says Slagle. ���We did our first feedlot study with a professor in the veterinary school in Missouri. We took 240 head of 440-450 pound calves off wheat grass and transported them 40 miles to the feedlot. Our study compared this product with Micotil, when Micotil first came out. We treated 80 calves with our product and 80 with the new antibiotic and 80 with nothing. They���d all been vaccinated and dewormed coming into the feedlot. Calves that received our product had no illness, the Micotil group had 12 treats and the control group 17 treats. Ours gained 3/4 pound per day more than the Micotil group,��� says Slagle. ���Then we did a study at Kansas State University Company Sales ������������������������������������������������������������������������ American Made ��� Mist Sprayers ��� We offer a complete line of low volume mist blowers. BOWMAN MFG. INC. CO. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Excellent for spraying: cattle, vineyards, vegetables, orchards, nurseries, Christmas trees, mosquitoes, chicken houses, etc. Low Maintenance High Performance Motor Models available Circle No. 130 on Reply ADVANTAGE ADVERTISING Transfer Factor... from previous page References available in your area For free brochure contact: Swihart Sales Co. 7240 County Road AA, Quinter, KS 67752 785-754-3513 or 800-864-4595 Garden City, KS Fremont, NE 1-800-426-9626 1-402-721-7604 www.bowmanenterprisesnet.com www.swihart-sales.com Circle No. 131 on Reply COUNTRY WELDING BOX SCRAPER WEST POINT DESIGN SPREADALL WEST POINT IMPLEMENT is the distributor for the Country Welding Box Scraper FEATURES THAT COUNT: Introducing the Spread-All Vertical Distributor Featured Benefits Wider pattern of distribution and the capabilities of a lower tonnage spread per acre depending on consistency of the material. Photo is shown with optional scarifer attachment Benefits of this attachment is that it loosens hardened soil so blade can cut and remove excess soil and by products. This reduces cut and fill time by at least a third. ��� Excellent for Leveling Feed Yards THE QUALITY (especially in winter months for SPEAKS FOR cleaning off frozen manure) ITSELF! ��� Constructed from 1/2��� Thick Steel and 6���x6��� Box Beams (weight is built-in, no need to add any) ��� Complete with Dual Hydraulic Cylinders, Hoses and Tips ��� Four 235/16 10-ply Recap Tires with 6 Bolt Hubs ��� Standard with See Through Extension (allows for Easy See-Through Visibility ��� Swivel Clevis Hitch ��� Available in 10���, 12��� & 14��� Widths ��� Lift Height at Blade Edge - 23��� WEST POINT IMPLEMENT, INC. 2074 So. Hwy. 275 / West Point, NE 68788 New and Improved Distributor 24 teeth per bar for an improved, finer distribution of material. This benefits the no till and minimum tillage farmer. (402) 372-2408 ��� 16, 20 or 22 Ton Capacity ��� 6��� x 20���,7��� x 20��� or 7��� x 22��� Box ��� 20 or 22 Ton Truck Mounted Spreader w/7��� x 20��� or 7��� x 22��� Box Available ��� Variable Speed Apron with Heavy-Duty Double Apron Chain ��� Tandem Oscillating Running Gear ��� High Floatation Tires ��� Heavy-Duty Frame & Components ��� Aggressive Distributor with Curved Teeth for Even Spread of Material ��� Box Made from No Rust Composite Material WEST POINT DESIGN, INC. 2074 So. Hwy. 275 / West Point, NE 68788 (402) 372-2408 Circle No. 132 on Reply 30 FEED���LOT April/May 2013

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