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Realities of Dairy Cross Cattle in the Feedlot

Dairy origin beef animals are important to the beef supply chain, but they may bring challenges to feeders and cattle buyers. It is key to understand and seek opportunities to reduce the impact these challenges have on your dairy origin beef animals. The UpGrade Dairy x Beef Approach offers well-rounded nutrition to help maximize profit on dairy origin animals and encourage consistent performance from 400 pounds to finish.

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Considerations for Feeding Dairy Cross Calves

The number of dairy origin beef animals in the United States is on the rise. Together, the Cargill dairy and beef nutrition teams, are collaborating to solve the challenges associated with feeding dairy origin beef animals through our UpGrade Dairy x Beef Approach.

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Don’t overlook water quality

Water is the most important nutrient pigs receive, so producers need to ensure the water in their barns is good quality, properly delivered, and available to all pigs. Listen to what two Cargill production experts have to say about taking water samples and alleviating issues.


Can your barns handle winter weather?

Cold winter weather brings the challenge of keeping livestock safe, warm and comfortable. Two Cargill production support specialists provide valuable tips for making sure you’ve covered all the bases in terms of winterizing your barns.


Manage E. coli in the nursery

The bacterial disease caused by pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) has made a resurgence in US nurseries. Three swine nutritionists discuss E. coli and some of the strategies producers can use to manage the infection.


Performance And Profitability With The Nurture Program

Cargill's Nurture program is designed to be flexible and fit to the specifications of your business.


Formulate a dynamic and profitable nutrition plan

Following a proper nutrition plan includes forage testing your grass and hay and understanding if you’re underfeeding or overfeeding your cows. Learn more in this article by Dusty Abney. 


Change traditional practices for continuous improvement

Dusty Abney, Beef Technical Specialist for Cargill Animal Nutrition, challenges cow-calf producers to go beyond the status quo, particularly when it comes to cow nutrition. He gives five important factors cattlemen should keep in mind.


Are you listening to your data?

Data insights allow producers to make more informed business and management decisions, and much of the data is already being collected. Dusty Abney, Beef Technical Specialist / Cargill Animal Nutrition gives his recommendations on data collection and usage for producers. 


Focus on economics to help guide sustainability

Focusing on the economic sustainability of your operation can help you make sound decisions on how to effectively utilize environmental and social resources. Here are some ways to accomplish that goal.


Manage forage inventory for more profit

Planning ahead for winter feeding has big payoffs, says Wesley Moore, Beef Technical Supervisor for Cargill Animal Nutrition. If your hay inventory is inadequate, you can improve forage utilization, come up with more feed or reduce the number of animals.


Optimize your resources to increase profitability

If costs in a cattle operation are underestimated or inaccurately captured, it’s hard to tell if a year was actually profitable. Here are some ways to potentially increase your profitability.

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