Barn Talk

How to Mix Calf Milk Replacer the Right Way

by Caitlyn Andrews July 05, 2018

Feeding a quality calf milk replacer offers many benefits to your calves. It can result in higher growth rates among other advantages.

However, to maximize these benefits you need to make sure you are correctly mixing the milk replacer. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your milk replacer.

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Why You Should Always Remove the Net Wrap on Round Bales for Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews March 20, 2018

Producers that fail to remove the net wrap from their round bales could be causing serious problems for themselves and their herd in the future.

Net wrap refers to the wrapping or string that binds hay together. Round bales are commonly fed to cattle and the net wrap that keeps them together comes in different materials.

It doesn't matter what type of wrap is used or whether the hay bales are fed whole or after grinding, many producers leave the wrap on.

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Maintaining Appetite for Healthy Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews October 13, 2017

The primary concern of every producer is the health of their animals. Cattle producers know that the animal's appetite is an indicator of good health.

Sometimes, maintaining a good appetite in your cattle is easier said than done.

Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy appetite in your cattle.

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Poultry Fly-Off Fun at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair

by Caitlyn Andrews August 09, 2017

At Veterinary and Poultry Supply, Inc. (VPSI) we understand the value of the 4-H program and have been fortunate to be able to contribute to our local fair. This year, we sponsored several club events and shows, including the Elkhart County 4-H Poultry Club.

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Hogs Test Positive for Swine Flu at SW Ohio Fair

by Caitlyn Andrews July 18, 2017

At least two hogs recently tested positive for swine flu at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, Ohio. On Thursday, July 13, 2017, a representative with the Clinton County Fairgrounds confirmed that more than one case of H3N2 swine flu had been discovered at the fairgrounds. The barn was promptly quarantined and...

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2017 Avian Influenza Update by State

by Caitlyn Andrews March 30, 2017

Poultry producers may have noticed all of the avian influenza cases that have been popping up lately. Several states have reported cases of low or high pathogenic avian influenza already for 2017. Here is an update of which states have been affected and the websites you can check to view state updates:

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