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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with 750 stressed cattle that came from multiple sources in the South. Some were already sick when they arrived. We did the same basic study, with 250 head in each group, but our calves didn���t do any better than the other 2 groups,��� he says. ���We found that the key ingredient in our product was destroyed in the rumen by rumen bacteria. The calves in the first study where it worked so well weren���t stressed. Unstressed calves have a rumen bypass mechanism in which about 20 percent of some feeds bypass the rumen. That���s what gave us those great results,��� says Slagle. By contrast, in the second study the highly stressed calves��� bypass mechanism was non-existent. ���Our ingredient got destroyed before it could be utilized by the immune system. With more research, Dr. Ramaekers designed a coated product that could get through THE BATCH BOX the rumen,��� says Slagle. ���The other thing we found is that it should be given two days in a row. But nobody wants to catch baby calves twice or run cattle through a chute 2 days in a row. So a formula was developed with half as immediate release and half as delayed release,��� says Slagle. This is just as effective as giving two doses, but with less labor, and less stress on the animals. ���Transfer factors are like an instant temporary vaccine. This protein attaches to T-lymphocytes which are the master immune cells that recognize pathogens. When they take in this protein, it���s like an identification molecule. It will recognize Salmonella for instance, and tell the immune system there���s a problem that needs to be taken care of. So the immune system targets that pathogen and sets in motion an immune FL response to destroy it,��� he explains. PROCESSING, SORTING and SHIPPING LAYOUTS CUSTOM DESIGN SERVICE AVAILABLE Curved chute with raised walking platform for safe working of the flight zone. Drawings for gates, hinges, latches, chutes, sorting pens and loading ramp plus cattle behavior information. While the truck is unloading the loader is refilling the Batch Box. GRANDIN LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS 3504 North Shields / Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.grandin.com 970-229-0703 / BOOK OF LAYOUTS $55 Check/MO For Large & Small Operations INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO on low stress cattle handling. DVD $68 ��� DVD set includes additional Spanish video and picture CD Circle No. 134 on Reply STREAMLINE YOUR FEEDING WITH A BATCH BOX Sales & Service 402-843-5671 feedingsystems.biz Feeding Systems, LLC 309 Plantation St. ��� Elgin, NE 68636 Circle No. 133 on Reply Commercial Series 920-18 BJM Sales & Service 3925 US Highway 60 ��� (806) 3647470 Haybuster H1130 Big Bite PTO Tub Grinder Hereford, TX 79045-7291 ��� www.bjmsales.com �� Circle No. 135 on Reply FEED���LOT April/May 2013 31 ADVANTAGE ADVERTISING By World Famous Dr. Grandin Originator of Curved Ranch Corrals GIVES YOU 1/3 MORE USE OF FEED TRUCKS WITH 1/3 LESS MAN HOURS

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