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beef cow 10 / 25 / 2017

With 50 years of experience, Agri-King is known for our precise feed analyses and highly-fortified products. When searching for an animal-nutrition company, you want to come across a committed, hardworking company who truly values its clients as well… Read More

Advantage Liver Abscesses 07 / 10 / 2017

What You Don’t See Can Hurt Cattle Performance By Dr. Aimee Hafla, Ph.D., PAS Abscesses occurring on the livers of cattle are the primary cause of liver condemnation at the packing plant and result in an estimated loss up to $64 million annually… Read More

Alfalfa simulated alfalfa winterkill 05 / 9 / 2017

By Dr. James C. Coomer, Ph.D., PAS There appears to be significant winterkill on alfalfa stands throughout the upper Midwest this year due to the mild winter and lack of snow cover to protect the plants. If you are among those experiencing significan… Read More

Fusarium Mold pic 03 / 3 / 2017

By Dr. Gene P. Gengelbach, Ph.D., PAS There has been a great deal of concern lately about mycotoxins in the 2016 grain and forage crops.  Many producers are surprised because, in many cases, yields were good and there is no visible mold in the c… Read More

Advantage TriLution Photos 01 / 4 / 2017

The Importance of Modulating the Gut Microbiota of Livestock to Improve Health By Dr. Pat Brown, Ph.D., P.A.S.; Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S.; Dr. Dave Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S.; Courtney Furst, Agri-King Area Manager The world has now been in the antibi… Read More

question mark 11 / 16 / 2016

By Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S. It’s Complicated. Despite advances in nutritional and feeding knowledge over the years, milk fat depression can still be a problem on dairy farms. Traditionally, when milk fat declines in a herd, we start with verify… Read More

colostrom 10 / 3 / 2016

By Grace Thomas, M.Agr.Sc. P.A.S. Feeding colostrum is the single most important management factor in successful calf rearing. The antibodies present in the colostrum are transferred across the small intestine of the calf, this passive transfer provi… Read More

Blue pill container spilled icon antibiotic use livestock 07 / 1 / 2016

By Dr. Aimee Hafla, Ph.D., P.A.S. January 1, 2017 marks a turning point for the U.S. livestock industry regarding the acquisition and handling of antibiotics used in feed and water. Amendments to the existing Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will requ… Read More

Head Smut_June2016 Special Issue 06 / 8 / 2016

By Dr. K.E. Lanka, Ph.D., P.A.S. Smut describes several diseases in grains such as corn, sorghum and small grains that are caused by fungi. In this article, only smut diseases in corn will be discussed. The most prevalent type of smut in corn is “com… Read More