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Nov
12
Why Merging Biology With Economics Can Improve Profitability & What Can Nanoparticles Do For Probiotics?

Why Merging Biology With Economics Can Improve Profitability & What Can Nanoparticles Do For Probiotics?

Selecting for growth and reproductive traits can lead to significant increases in ranch profitability. And novel research into a method for supplement delivery was able to protect a microbial product from the rumen environment.
7 min read
Nov
09
Fetal Programming & Sulfur Toxicity

Fetal Programming & Sulfur Toxicity

Fetal programming from undernutrition can affect calf performance, producing lighter animals than their counterparts and impacting their performance in a feedlot system. High concentrations of sulfur can be toxic to cattle – decreasing performance and causing polioencephalomalacia.
6 min read
Nov
05
Technology Improving Feed Efficiency & Picking The Right Pasture Type

Technology Improving Feed Efficiency & Picking The Right Pasture Type

Years of genetic selection and improvements in feedlot management, growth-enhancing technologies - how much impact do they have on animal efficiency and performance in 2021? Going grass-fed? The grasses your cattle graze can impact their growth and meat quality.
5 min read
Nov
02
R2R 006 - Communication and Fermentation

R2R 006 - Communication and Fermentation

In this week's R2R Edition: There seems to be no limit to the uses of direct-fed microbial supplements – from controlling E. coli to increasing microbial digestion. And sustainability from a cow/calf perspective, a report helps to find common ground for ranchers, packers, and consumers.
5 min read
Oct
29
R2R 005 - Grain-Finishing & Limping Cattle, How They Both Affect The Bottom Line

R2R 005 - Grain-Finishing & Limping Cattle, How They Both Affect The Bottom Line

In this week's R2R Edition: A unique study follows cattle from pasture to plate to determine the differences in grass-fed vs. grass-fed, grain-finished beef! A 2-year study finds the prevalence of feedlot lameness may be increasing and offers solutions.
5 min read
Oct
25
EID Ear Tags Cattle Bunk Line

R2R 004 - Oh, ho, ho, it's magic you know 🎸

In this week's R2R Edition: Simple solutions are often the best solutions. Also, "smart" devices and related technology have started their move into animal agriculture.
5 min read
Oct
18
Chopped Corn Silage

R2R 003 - From Fungi to Frame-Size

In this week's R2R publication: We get a reminder of why mycotoxins are important to test for before putting feed into the bunk. Analysis helps us understand how to better breed/select for more efficient cows. (Hint: it's not only bodyweight).
5 min read
Oct
11
R2R 002 - "Oof, my hoof."

R2R 002 - "Oof, my hoof."

"Oof, my hoof." TL;DR: Digital dermatitis is the infection and inflammation of the hooves of cattle. The timing of
5 min read
Oct
04
The Maiden Voyage

R2R 001 - The Maiden Voyage

As the first of many Research to Ranch newsletters is sent off, we break a metaphorical champagne bottle on its
4 min read