Livestock


Feb. 07, 2023

by Mikaela Tierney

With calving season quickly approaching, it’s time to make sure you have all your calving equipment and supplies ready to go at a moment’s notice. And this season, FBN® launched a new product to help make the preparation process simpler than ever.  Now available through FBN Direct® , the new FBN Calving Kit includes:  OB Chain 60" OB Handles Elastrator Bands Allflex Tag Pen Black Iodine 1% 16 oz Chlorhexidine Solution 2% 16 oz General Lube 8 oz  OB Standard Sleeve 10 count Shop towels Developed in collaboration with FBN veterinarians and FBN members like Mike Galloway, rancher, farmer, and creator of Our Wyoming Life , the concept of an all-in-one kit “really struck home for me,” he explains in a new FBN Calving Kit unboxing video .  When calving season approaches, “I have to go find all my stuff, I have to put it all together, and I’m always missing something,” Galloway says. “So when [ FBN ] said they were doing a calving kit, I was very excited about it and I asked how I could help. I went back and forth with the team that put together this kit and helped them narrow down which items we may need.” With all included supplies stored inside a convenient plastic tote, the FBN Calving Kit makes it easy to keep everything you need for calving organized and ready to go.  “A lot of times, calving catches you off guard… you’re waiting for it, but you don’t know when it’s going to happen. The first one that hits the ground is usually a surprise — and I can tell you, nine times out of 10, you’re not prepared for it,” says Galloway. “You don’t know where your tagging gun is, you don’t know where your medication is, you don’t know where your iodine is — so that’s exactly what this kit is here to help you with. It’s something you can have in your pickup with you, so when you do have that first calf you’ve got everything you need.” Get everything you need for a successful calving season with the all-in-one FBN Calving Kit. Equipped with an OB standard sleeve, elastrator bands, tag pens, iodine, chlorhexidine solution and more calving essentials, the new FBN Calving Kit helps you check everything off your list with just one click on FBN Direct®. Get your FBN Calving Kit here.  Watch Galloway’s unboxing video on the Our Wyoming Life Youtube channel or in the video player below:  Reviewer referenced in this blog post/video received a free FBN Calving Kit in exchange for making their review. Copyright © 2014 - 2023 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, “FBN Direct” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply.


Jan. 27, 2023

by FBN Network

Farmers Business Network ( FBN ), the global AgTech platform and farmer-to-farmer network today announced FBN Livestock has partnered with Boveta Nutrition ​​ to deliver a proprietary feeding system for beef cattle that improves feed efficiency and carcass yield while reducing methane gas emissions and wet waste. “With our optimized feeding algorithms, producers get more planned beef production from less feed, meaning a reduction in costs and an increase in profit potential,” says Rod Jones, co-founder and chairman of Boveta Nutrition. “In addition, beef cattle that follow the Boveta diet see a reduction in methane gas production.” Boveta Nutrition’s optimized feed formulation ensures nutrients are being delivered more precisely so cattle consume less feed yet maintain, or even increase, their gain or milk production. Ben Row, farm manager at Talcott Land and Cattle outside of Lincoln, Nebraska, participated in an FBN- managed independent study of the Amino balancing program. “Our cost of gain is around $0.71 now. We were at about $1.20 before so that’s a big drop. Plus, the health of the cattle and their overall performance has gone up greatly,” says Row. “Everything is growing better because it’s the right nutrition to grow them the right way.” “Amino acid balancing has been a standard nutritional practice in the swine and poultry industries to drive margin and animal growth but we haven't been able to solve the riddle with beef cattle until now,” says FBN Senior Ruminant Nutritionist Dr. Monty Kerley. “After decades, we finally believe we’re able to deliver this solution to beef producers and its unique potential to decrease feed costs while maintaining optimal growth.” The proprietary algorithm from Boveta is initially available to FBN cattle operators in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota, with plans to expand nationally and internationally. A team of experienced FBN nutritionists, led by Dr. Kerley, will help bring the industry-leading system to the market.  "With feed costs on the rise, we know just how important it is to bring an innovation to this sector that truly benefits our livestock producers. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Boveta to help change the beef feed industry," says Luiz Beling, president of FBN Direct®. Boveta has conducted a series of research studies and found: Backgrounding cattle on a forage diet showed a $0.20/lb. cost of gain advantage when on Boveta’s balanced diet supplement. [1]  Cattle on Boveta’s amino acid balanced finishing diet consumed 15% less feed, maintained daily gain, delivering an average savings of $0.07 per pound gained. [2]  A large commercial feedlot study produced a $30/head advantage for steers on the Boveta diet. [3] “Our studies clearly demonstrate the economic benefits of our system. It’s exciting because we’re delivering on our goal of enabling livestock operations to function more efficiently and profitably while minimizing feed waste and lowering the environmental footprint of meat and milk production,” says Greg Mills, president and CEO of Boveta Nutrition. The Boveta optimized diet improves income over feed costs and reduces methane by 8-12%. In addition, roughage can be scaled back from beef feedlot diets to further decrease input costs and reduce methane up to 30% or more in a healthy and practical way.  The reduction in feed costs is significant for many ranchers who continue to face higher fertilizer and corn prices. According to the USDA Economic Research Service, prices for beef cattle feed were up 16% in May 2022 relative to May 2021.  FBN nutritionists are offering a feed consultation to assess each operation's unique needs and provide the correct supplement to optimize gains. Click here for more information. To review the entire beef and dairy study results, visit boveta.com . For more information or for media inquiries, please contact media@farmersbusinessnetwork.com Sources: 1) “Balancing the Amino Acid Requirements of Backgrounding Calves Increases Profits,” October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021. Boveta research under grant from the United Soybean Board: Report Date: October 29, 2021  2) “Balancing Corn-based Diets with Soybean Protein to Meet Amino Acid Requirements Improves the Growth Performance of Finishing Beef Calves,” Boveta research under grant from the United Soybean Board: Report Date: November 4, 2022.   3) “Effect of Formulating Diets for Amino Acid Requirement on Performance and Carcass Value of Beef Cattle in Feedlots,” Boveta/Johnson research trial 2019-2020. Copyright © 2014 - 2023 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, "Farmers First" and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  Testimonials are not indicative of future performance or success. Results may vary. FBN merchandise was provided in recognition of testimonials. Member was told in advance they might be featured in an ad. Animal performance is not guaranteed. Changes in composition of feeds, methods of feeding, environment and general management will affect performance.


Jan. 18, 2023

by Mark Wilson

It’s calving season and that means it’s time to think of best practices for assisting cows during calving season to be sure you set your operation up for success.  That’s why we created a handy Calving Guide for you to reference. Our Calving Guide provides information on: Disease Prevention Scours and respiratory diseases can severely impact calf survival rates and productivity.  Pharmaceuticals Stock up on electrolytes and antibiotics for calf scours. Nutrition Providing adequate nutrition pre-calving can impact a number of factors. Facilities Learn more about stocking up on necessary equipment and keeping your facility clean. FBN® Calving Kit  Looking for an easy way to get the supplies you need ahead of calving season? To make sure you check all the essential products off your "must buy" list, our FBN Animal Health team created an all-in-one FBN Calving Kit , fully stocked with everything you need for a successful calving season. Get the complete kit for $69.99 ($100 value) until March 31, 2023 .  Every kit includes: OB Chain 60"  OB Handles  Elastrator Bands  Allflex Tag Pen Black  Iodine 1% 16 oz  Chlorhexidine Solution 2% 16 oz  General Lube 8 oz  OB Standard Sleeve 10 count  Shop towels Download the FBN Calving Guide To get a free copy of the FBN Calving Guide, simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Copyright © 2014 - 2023 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, "Farmers First" and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  Note: This is not a protocol recommendation. Please consult a Veterinarian before making any treatment decisions. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LCC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. All product recommendations and other information provided is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for consulting the product label or for specific professional advice. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, consult with a qualified advisor. Neither Farmer's Business Network Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in the material and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.


Jan. 11, 2023

by Dr. Erika Nagorske

While most species like humans and dogs develop an immune system in utero, calves are born without much of an immune system. With this in mind, it’s important to know when you should supplement colostrum.  Watch Dr. Erika Nagorske, a practicing veterinarian with Southwest Veterinary Services, FBN®’s official veterinary partner, in the video below to learn more about why colostrum matters, the differences between replacements and supplements, and how to choose the right one. Watch Now: Expert Explains Why Colostrum Is Essential Why Does Colostrum Matter? Colostrum provides calves with a functioning immune system for the first few weeks of life. Over time, they’ll develop their own.  If they don’t get good quality colostrum, they won’t have a properly functioning immune system.  Colostrum Requirements A calf needs 150-200 grams of IgG (antibodies) for a good start to their immune system. These antibodies bind to antigens (bugs) and shut them down from infecting the calf .  Usually 4 quarts of cow’s colostrum is enough to achieve this amount of IgGs. Depending on the quality of the cows colostrum, it may take more or less for calves to receive the correct amount of IgGs.  When to Use a Colostrum Replacer or Supplement There may be times when you need to use a replacer or supplement to ensure calves receive colostrum. This can happen when: A cow is not producing enough colostrum A cow gives birth to twins and doesn’t have enough colostrum The calf is too weak to nurse or has dummy calf syndrome A producer wants to ensure that a high quality calf has a great immune system Differences Between Replacements and Supplements It’s always important to read and follow label instructions to ensure that you are giving your calf the correct amount of replacement. A replacer refers to a product that has a full replacement of at least 150g of IgG. A supplement refers to a product that only has part of the replacement, generally about 50-60g of IgG. One bag of replacer will probably be sufficient if the calf has nursed the cow. If you really want to be sure the calf has enough total replacement, it’s recommended to use 1.5 to 2 bags of Bovine IgG Replacer 115™.  Consider spreading out over time how much colostrum replacement you give the calf. Once you’ve given the calf the first bag, it’s recommended to wait at least 6-8 hours before giving them the other half of the second bag.   A good example of a replacer is a product made by VetOne called Bovine IgG Replacer 115™ which is both cost effective and has 115 g of IgG.  [Many of these supplies can be purchased directly through the  Animal Health  section of  FBN Direct  and shipped straight to your farm.] The above is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition. This information does not cover all possible variables, conditions, reactions, or risks relating to any topic, medication, or product and should not be considered complete. Certain products or medications may have risks and you should always consult your local veterinarian concerning the treatment of your animals.  Copyright © 2014 - 2023 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, "Farmers First" and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LCC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Disclaimer: The material provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized professional advice.Neither Farmer's Business Network, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in the material and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Replacer 115 is a trademark of VetOne or its affiliates. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Jan. 10, 2023

by Dr. Erika Nagorske

With calving season here, there are a number of best practices you should consider when assisting your cows during calving .  Watch Dr. Erika Nagorske, a practicing veterinarian with Southwest Veterinary Services, FBN®’s official veterinary partner, in the video below as she discusses four best practices to implement when helping mama deliver that calf. Watch Now: Expert Shares 4 Ways to Assist Cows During Calving 1. Have the Right Supplies & Equipment A broad spectrum of supplies and equipment are helpful during calving. Facilities vary, but having somewhere safe to handle your cows is important. Chutes are ideal because some cows get nervous during calving and need extra restraint for safety.  You may also want a head snare to help redirect calves and ensure their head is coming in the right direction and not turning back on itself. OB chains ( 30” or 60” ) and handles will help assist in pulling the calf. A calf jack is also good to have on hand just in case. It’s important to have lots of lube when pulling a calf. A great tip is to have an equine stomach pump and hose because it allows you to pump a warm water/lube mixture from a bucket into the cow’s birth canal and around the calf. This will lubricate the birth canal and create buoyancy for the calf which will help you better manipulate getting the calf out.  [Many of these supplies can be purchased directly through the Animal Health section of FBN Direct ® and shipped directly to your farm.] 2. Know When to Help Mama Cow While you may have some anxiety about how the cow is dealing with birthing, you should pay attention to how she behaves. If she stops actively pushing, this is a good time to grab a sleeve and see what’s going on to determine if she’s too tired or find out why the calf isn’t coming out. If she’s been actively lying down to calve for 1-2 hours, this is also a good time to use a sleeve. If you see no progression in 1-2 hours, such as not seeing the “water bag” or placenta come through and break or you don’t see the calf’s feet, this could mean the cow is not dilated enough or the calf is coming the wrong way. If you are assisting the cow, try to pull when she pushes. Work with her, not against her. If the cow lets up, give her a break and then continue the cycle of pulling and pushing. This is a good collaborative way to get the calf out of the cow with minimal stress to both cow and calf. 3. Don’t Wait Too Long to Call a Veterinarian If you’ve been physically working and assisting the cow for more than 45 minutes, it’s a good time to call a veterinarian. Depending on how far away your vet is, you may want to call sooner.  One of the biggest mistakes producers make is not calling a vet when their help could make a difference. In the end, you can do more damage than good which could result in a cow that’s exhausted or, in a worst case scenario, a calf that’s passed away.  The faster you’re able to get a professional to help, the more likely the calf will live. This is especially true if the cow has to undergo a c-section.  4. Provide Postpartum Care If the cow had a tough calving, here are a few treatments to consider:  Uterine boluses This will help with retained placenta or help with any uterine infections. You can find uterine boluses on FBN Direct. Pain medications & antibiotics Discuss available options with your veterinarian if the cow is not recovering as you’d expect. Antibiotics, among many other pharmaceuticals, are available on FBN Direct’s online animal health store .  Oral rehydration This is particularly important if the cow calves during extremely hot or cold weather. Calving is a stressful event for the cow and oral rehydration could help produce more colostrum , which will help the cow better attend to her calf.  Gain Peace of Mind with FBN Livestock Protection As producers themselves, our FBN insurance agents are intimately familiar with the ups and downs of managing livestock and are here to make sure you're protected from unexpected loss. By leveraging FBN precision data and information shared by farmers like you, our team custom tailors coverage to fit your operation's unique needs. Connect with one of our agents today by calling (877) 576-4468 or clicking here for more information . The above is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition. This information does not cover all possible variables, conditions, reactions, or risks relating to any topic, medication, or product and should not be considered complete. Certain products or medications may have risks and you should always consult your local veterinarian concerning the treatment of your animals.  Copyright © 2014 - 2023 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, "Farmers First" and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LCC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Disclaimer: The material provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized professional advice.Neither Farmer's Business Network, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in the material and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Jan. 09, 2023

by Dr. Erika Nagorske

Newborn beef calves are now sprinkled across the countryside. Early calf care and the right vaccination protocols can mitigate the risk and severity of sickness, setting calves up for success. Vaccines will help reduce the number of calves you’ll need to treat, minimize death loss and improve overall herd profitability. Even though calves don’t have a fully functioning immune system at birth , they’re still able to respond to some vaccines. The cattle industry is doing a lot of work to understand when calves will respond to which vaccines, but overall there is a good understanding that calves will respond to certain vaccines right away — including vaccines for respiratory disease and scours . Watch Dr. Erika Nagorske, a practicing veterinarian with Southwest Veterinary Services, FBN®’s official veterinary partner, in the video below as she discusses why it’s important to think about a vaccination program and what the disease costs are for both the industry and individual operations. Watch Now: How to Prevent Respiratory Disease in Newborn Calves The Cost of Respiratory Disease in Cattle The beef industry loses about $1 billion annually due to cattle affected by respiratory challenges. That accounts for 1 in 5 cows.¹ Respiratory disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in feedlots according to NAHMS .² These statistics show us that respiratory disease is a significant challenge. The industry would benefit as whole by minimizing the disease pressure in every way we can. How Does Respiratory Disease Affect a Farm or Ranch P&L? Respiratory disease impacts profitability in more than just actual treatment costs. Labor and facilities required to treat sick animals also have a cost. Calves affected by respiratory disease will see their growth affected and will be behind the rest of the herd by 15-30 days. Finally, death loss has its obvious effects on profitability.  Intranasal Respiratory Disease Vaccines The two main options for safe vaccines to give at birth are: Bovilis® Nasalgen® 3 (IBR, BRSV, PI-3) by Merck Animal Health  Inforce™ 3 (IBR, BRSV, PI-3) by Zoetis Calf Scours The second condition we can address through vaccines at birth is calf scours. If a calf has a scour event, there is significant risk for them to develop respiratory disease. It’s also important to remember that calves amplify the pathogen load when they’re sick, so it’s much easier for them to spread disease to other calves.  Scour Vaccines for Calves The two main options for newborn calf scour vaccines are: Bovilis® Coronavirus by Merck Animal Health  Calf-Guard® (Rotavirus and Coronavirus) by Zoetis - this should be administered 30 minutes before colostrum.  What Experts Recommend Work with your veterinarian to determine which protocol is best for your specific operation. This can change from year-to-year and will depend on if you’re purchasing different cows or the disease pressure changes on your farm.  Find Animal Health Products on FBN Direct® FBN puts Farmers First ® by providing animal health expertise, a broad product portfolio to choose from representing all the main manufacturers and the convenience of online shopping with products delivered right to your doorstep. Get the vaccines, pharmaceuticals and other key animal health products delivered directly to you from FBN Direct . Plus, the FBN Pharmacy has prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals available in many U.S. states also ready for rapid, farm-direct delivery. Sources: The true cost of respiratory challenges in weaned calves Types and Costs of Respiratory Disease Treatments in U.S. Feedlots The above is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition. This information does not cover all possible variables, conditions, reactions, or risks relating to any topic, medication, or product and should not be considered complete. Certain products or medications may have risks and you should always consult your local veterinarian concerning the treatment of your animals.  Copyright © 2014 - 2023 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, "Farmers First" and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LCC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Disclaimer: The material provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized professional advice.Neither Farmer's Business Network, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in the material and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Calf-Guard and Inforce are registered trademarks of Zoetis, Inc. BOVILIS and Nasalgen are registered trademarks of Merck Animal Health.


Dec. 26, 2022

by FBN Network

This session was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.  Sign up to be first in line for Farmer2FarmerVII by clicking here. In this educational session from the Livestock University track at Farmer2FarmerVI, you’ll learn how to maximize energy efficiency, the importance of diet formulation and the innovative nature of FBN®'s approach to feed. Featured Speaker: Monty Kerley, PhD: Head of Beef Cattle Nutrition at FBN Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, and “FBN” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties during Farmer2Farmer. This presentation is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition. This information does not cover all possible variables, conditions, reactions, or risks relating to any topic, medication, or product and should not be considered complete. Certain products or medications may have risks and you should always consult your local veterinarian concerning the treatment of your animals. This video is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide investment, tax, business, legal or professional advice. Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties in this video.


Dec. 26, 2022

by FBN Network

This session was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.  Sign up to be first in line for Farmer2FarmerVII by clicking here. In this educational session from the Livestock University track at Farmer2FarmerVI, you’ll learn about feed efficiency, residual feed intake, carcass value, and the cost of disease in beef and dairy cows. Featured Speakers: Spencer Wolter, DVM: Veterinarian at Southwest Veterinary Services, FBN®’s Official Veterinary Partner Monty Kerley, PhD: Head of Beef Cattle Nutrition at FBN Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, and “FBN” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties during Farmer2Farmer. This presentation is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition. This information does not cover all possible variables, conditions, reactions, or risks relating to any topic, medication, or product and should not be considered complete. Certain products or medications may have risks and you should always consult your local veterinarian concerning the treatment of your animals. This video is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide investment, tax, business, legal or professional advice. Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties in this video.


Dec. 24, 2022

by FBN Network

This panel was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.  Sign up to be first in line for Farmer2FarmerVII by clicking here. In this educational Livestock University session from Farmer2FarmerVI, Dr. Erika Nagorske discusses dry cow management, selective dry cow therapy, and Bovikalc Dry applications. Featured Speakers: Dr. Erika Nagorske, DVM, Veterinarian at Southwest Veterinary Services, FBN® 's veterinary partner Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, and “FBN” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties during Farmer2Farmer. This presentation is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition. This information does not cover all possible variables, conditions, reactions, or risks relating to any topic, medication, or product and should not be considered complete. Certain products or medications may have risks and you should always consult your local veterinarian concerning the treatment of your animals. This video is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide investment, tax, business, legal or professional advice. Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties in this video.


Dec. 24, 2022

by FBN Network

This panel was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.  Sign up to be first in line for Farmer2FarmerVII by clicking here. Still managing all of your livestock records on pen and pad? You’re not alone. Join Farmer2FarmerVI panelists for an honest discussion about the new world of performance livestock management softwares and tools. Real producers speak about how they capture production data digitally (such as feeding, weights, health, movement, and closeouts) and use that data to learn and become even better operators. Featured Speakers: Dr. Brian Dorcey: Head of Veterinary Strategy, FBN® Lance Bullerman: Director, Bullerman Farms Taylor Grunefelder: Farmer/Rancher, Grunefelder Farms Dan Venteicher: Owner, Honey Creek Dairy Mike Doran: Co-Owner, Butz Hill Angus Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, and “FBN” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties during Farmer2Farmer. This presentation is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition. This information does not cover all possible variables, conditions, reactions, or risks relating to any topic, medication, or product and should not be considered complete. Certain products or medications may have risks and you should always consult your local veterinarian concerning the treatment of your animals. This video is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide investment, tax, business, legal or professional advice. Neither FBN nor its affiliates endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, opinion, product, or service referenced by third parties in this video.