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YOUR FEED – WHAT’S REALLY IN THERE?

By: Greg Muchmore, Regional Sales Representative - Agrarian Solutions The silo is full, bunker is packed and covered, last cutting of hay is in, and it’s time to get that new ration fine-tuned. You call your nutritionist ...

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It’s Not A Game

Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAP - Vice President, Science and Technology - Agrarian Solutions But, let’s play a game anyway. After nature threw all of her weather weapons at you, I’m hoping you have been able to cut...

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Convert: One dose, one protocol

By: Chad Christensen, Agrarian Solutions - Regional Sales Representative For years producers from coast to coast have relied on Agrarian Solutions' Convert technology to ensure success in calf programs. Giving calves Conve...

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What’s up with somatic cell counts?

Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAP - Vice President, Science and Technology - Agrarian Solutions A while back, the phrase “history repeating itself” came to mind as I saw the planting progress stats for corn and soybean...

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What's Happening at Agrarian Solutions®?

Mark Lantz, Vice President Operations - Agrarian Solutions Many familiar with Agrarian Solutions do not realize the global reach and the multiple species served by the company. Our vision to be a leading global provider ...

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The Real McCoy

By: Dan Hoying , Regional Sales Representative - Agrarian Solutions Years ago a nutritionist said to me “I would much rather feed cows during a good milk price vs. a low price. When milk price is low, producers cut valuab...

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Enhanced Immunity for Better Production

By: Chad Christensen, Agrarian Solutions - Regional Sales Representative As I work with herds and nutritionists across the Midwest, I often see how common it is in the industry to choose a mycotoxin control product and the...

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A Walk In The Park?

By: Greg Muchmore, Agrarian Solutions - Regional Sales Representative The first 21 days of a calf’s life is no walk in the park. We all know it’s very important to get high quality colostrum and/or a colostrum replacer/bo...

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Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

By: Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D, PAS, Dpl. ACAP, Vice President, Science and Technology That title is a ‘near’ quote attributed by microbiologists throughout the world to Louis Pasteur. It simply means that the better you know y...

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Mycotoxin Awareness - 2018 Harvest Challenges

By: Chad Christensen, Agrarian Solutions - Regional Sales Representative For many, the 2018 harvest created challenges. Above normal rains fell in September in most parts of the country. The window to harvest high quality ...

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Mitigating Factors

By: Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D, PAS, Dpl. ACAP, Vice President, Science and Technology As of this writing (9/18), I’m told that the coastal portion of North Carolina will likely contend with another 8-10 days of actively floodin...

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Many Factors Affect Performance

By: Dan Hoying, Agrarian Solutions - Regional Sales Representative There are many factors that affect performance in production animals(dairy-beef). Overcrowding, nutrition and environment all factor into the performance ...

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Ready to “Double-Down”?

By: Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D, PAS, Dpl. ACAP, Vice President, Science and Technology Here’s a simple math problem. One dose of some unnamed binder (for which you pay 6.5 ¢/head/day) will tie up 300 ppb of DON. Your test show...

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BioFresh Bolus

By: Rob Hamaker, Vice President Sales & Marketing Several common metabolic events stem from one common factor, cow’s appetite. Whether it’s erratic intakes or off-feed, these can lead to metabolic disorders such as displac...

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Agrarian Solutions - Mycotoxin Testing

By: Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAP When you need to verify a mycotoxin challenge, your first thought is to find a good commercial lab with reasonable pricing and methodology you can place some trust in. Sounds e...

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Optimize Digestion This Summer

OPTIMIZE DIGESTION THIS SUMMER By: Greg Muchmore I was recently walking through free stalls with a prominent nutritionist- checking cow condition, checking manure, etc and we noticed some corn and fiber particles showing up...

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Probability and the Light Switch Effect

By: Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAP I can't begin to count the number of times I've been asked for the 'research' on a product. That's a fair request, but sometimes the reasons why the response is limited are also ver...

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Are you Making the Right Choice?

By: Chad Christensen Mycotoxin control is a common subject between a dairy and their nutritionist. Choosing the right product to accomplish goals of a dairy will set the stage for performance of the herd. Making the righ...

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Calf Management- Proactive or Reactive?

By: Greg Muchmore In January’s article, my mid-western colleague Dan Hoying shared excellent information regarding physiology of the newborn calf and the challenges it faces – especially in the first three weeks of life. If...

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Convert; Value to Feeding Calves

By: Dan Hoying Calves are a dairy’s future source of income and are the result of investing in genetics. Proper investments of time and effort to calf raising will pay off for future success. Newborn calves are born with n...

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Mycotoxins and MicroNutrients

By: Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAP I want to return to an issue from a few years ago about DON in dairy cows and the influence on vitamins and minerals it has. There are many mycotoxin-related circumstances that...

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Remember to Feed'em Fast

By: Chad Christensen When it comes to the first feeding there are many critical factors involved in order to achieve success and have a healthy calf, this of course sets the stage to make a healthy cow with a long producti...

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Mycotoxin Reflections

By: Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAP Finish line in sight? Herds may need assistance now to prevent mycotoxin problems later. Back in early July I wrote a Mycotoxin Reflections piece that looked at how the corn crop sto...

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The Benefits of Feeding BioCycle Plus

By: Greg Muchmore BioCycle Plus is designed to provide three major benefits to ruminants: -Improve the fermentation process in the rumen which allows more complete digestion -Modulate the immune function -Offset the n...

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Bolus Battles Complexity

By: Dr. John Doerr, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAP I confess. I’m in a mood to do a bit of musing this morning. Just read an interesting and important editorial: Dairy Herd Management, “Meat of the Matter: Disease – Thy Name is Com...

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BioFresh Bolus: Stress Free Transition

By: Dan Hoying The transition success or lack thereof generally correlates to the reproduction and production success or lack thereof during a cow’s lactation. Every dairyman understands there is no more important time in a ...

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Build Immunity as an Adjunct to Mycotoxin Control

Build Immunity as an Adjunct to Mycotoxin ControlJohn A. Doerr, PhD Let’s talk briefly about one way your cows defend themselves against mycotoxins. Without getting too technical, in each absorptive cell (enterocyte) of the...

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Why Select BioCycle?

By: Chad Christensen There are many products in the market today for Immune Modulation, so why Select Biocycle? The Select Biocycle L-Form Technology is more than other Direct Fed Microbials. Often conventional DFMs are f...

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Mycotoxin Reflections

John A. Doerr, PhD With a couple of colleagues, I ran a research study some years ago. It was a comparison of the individual and combined effects of aflatoxin and ochratoxin in a chicken model. The outcome was basically thi...

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Dairy Cows – Common Challenges

Is your herd dealing with environmental challenges? Are you losing out on milk production because of unhealthy cows? Problems in your feed could be hurting your animals and negatively affecting your bottom line. If you have ...

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The Benefits of Select DTX - Testimonial

“We used Select DTX on a group of replacement heifers that had been fed grain since weaning. Within a week of feeding DTX to the heifers they had a lot more bloom and eye appeal.”  “I was really sold on DTX when we fed it to ...

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Icy Tips for Newborn Calves

Icy Tips for Newborn Calves * AS SEEN IN DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT (BY ANNA-LISA LACA, DECEMBER 1, 2016) Calving doesn’t stop in the winter months. It’s extra important to make sure newborn calves have good vitality during the ...

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Mycotoxin Reflections

December 15, 2016 John A. Doerr, PhD Getting ready for your new crop corn silage?  Some time ago interaction of aflatoxin (AF) and ochratoxin A (OA) was studied in chickens. AF birds had big livers were pale to yellow, with f...

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Is a Colostrum Replacer worth it?

Is a Colostrum replacer worth it? Thursday, December 1, 2016 Is a Colostrum replacer worth it? Research confirms that producers should consider using a colostrum replacer to ensure that the potential transfer of pathogens fro...

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