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Introducing The Family Flock® Line Of Poultry Feed

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By Dan Leiterman

In an effort to be more self-sufficient and provide quality nutrition, many families today are raising their own poultry flocks. The Family Flock® line of poultry feeds have been specifically formulated to an elevated standard that supports the production of high quality, safe and nutrient dense meat and eggs. The Family Flock® line of poultry feeds provide a significant upgrade in poultry nutrition when compared to what is typically available on the market today.

It is important to be a well-educated consumer, especially when dealing with matters that can directly affect your family. Many other  brands of poultry feeds offer just enough nutrition to get by and use ingredients that are not the best quality. It seems their marketing effort relies on a low information consumer with lower expectations of performance. This type of consumer will typically make purchases based in large part on price per bag, rather than on value for the dollar spent, or on the quality of the end product for the family.

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Paladin™ : Your Knight In The Battle For Feed Efficiency

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By Julie Wadzinski, B.S.

From King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table to Charlemagne’s Paladin Knights, defending the vulnerable and weak was one of the Knights’ many duties. In modern times, Crystal Creek’s® Paladin line of swine nutrition protects like a strong knight. Paladin G/F Swine Mineral encourages healthy and profitable swine production. What makes Paladin different from the typical commercial swine mineral is its strong formulation and bio-availability. Crystal Creek® Paladin was designed to meet every gamut of swine production while protecting your stock from the most challenging conditions with sound nutrition.

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Managing Winter Dysentery In The Dairy Herd

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By Teresa Marker, B.S.

The winter season is upon us! One of the most common health challenges facing dairy herds as the colder temperature sets in is Winter Dysentery. This article will explain the disease, describe the telltale signs to watch for in your herd, explain how the diagnosis is made and discuss supportive therapy options that are available to limit its negative effects on health and production.

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Preventing Scours Is Cheaper Than Treating Them

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By Ryan Leiterman, D.V.M.

Calf scours have been around as long as we have had domesticated cattle and yet they continue to plague the dairy industry. When it comes to getting serious about preventing calf scours, there are four main areas to consider. They are 1) maternity pen cleanliness 2) colostrum management and dry cow vaccination 3) monitoring total solids concentration and temperature of milk or milk replacer and 4) using an intestinal stabilizer such as Calf Shield® to support the GI health of the calf.

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“Ask The Vet and Ask The Nutritionist”

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By Teresa Marker, B.S.

“Two years ago in Wisconsin we had drought-like growing conditions and I experienced molds & mycotoxins in my feedstuffs.  The 2014 growing season brought ample amounts of rain.  Are my worries about mold and mycotoxins over?”

J.S. from Central Wisconsin

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Young Stock-The Missing Link

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By Dr. John Popp, PhD.


The major focus on many dairy operations is to have high quality feeds provided to the milking herd and to produce milk in an economically effective manner. The second focus is on the dry cow program with the primary goal of having a feed program that keeps cows holding weight – a proper balance of cations of course – with the desired goal of having a smooth transition to lactation.

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