Simplot - Q4 2018


My name is Russell Paceley, and I am the dairy sales representative for the Magic Valley. I was born in Concord, California, and moved to Illinois when I was 6 months old. I was raised in both central Illinois and Utah. My wife, Merry, and I live in Twin Falls, Idaho. We have a son, a daughter, and seven grandchildren — five girls and two boys. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my kids and grandkids. I graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. In 1988, I started my career managing a farm-supply store in Utah. I have worked for MoorMan’s feed, Purina feed, and two milk-replacer companies. I started working for Simplot Western Stockmen’s (SWS) in 2009. I worked here for four years, took a one-year hiatus, and was lucky enough to be invited back in 2014. Growing up in Illinois, most of my friends wanted to raise corn and soybeans. Not me — the only use I had for corn and soybeans was to feed them to an animal. My love for animals started at the age of 5, when my Aunt Rosie took me to the Illinois State Fair. I lived nine miles from the University of Illinois and thought I wanted to be a vet. I originally wanted Winter Tr Show Sc Winter is quickly approaching, and Simplot Western Stockmen’s wants to make sure you have everything you need. Our animal health experts are ready to help you get winter-ready quickly. Now is the time to ask questions about your winter plan. The

Any changes in feed need to be gradual to give rumen bacteria time to adjust to the changes. If the calves are coming off of the desert, the current protein levels are 5-6 percent. These calves need to be transitioned to a diet that is around 14 percent protein. Grass hay is an excellent roughage to feed weaners as they transition to the diet they will receive for the next few months. Always remember to have fresh, clean water available at all times. Tank heaters may be required to keep water available. Calves should be fed a mineral-rich vitamin feed that is balanced for their nutritional requirements. Some producers use injectable products to get blood and tissue levels up to normal faster than using regular feed alone. It seems to help, and I see those products used more and more. Diets need to contain enough energy to accomplish the goals you are looking for. Suggested daily gain for replacement heifers is about 1.75 pounds per day. If gain is greater than that, the heifers will get too fat and their fertility may be impaired. It’s recommended to talk to your nutritionist to determine how best to feed market cattle to maximize gain and feed efficacy. Appropriate implants will increase daily gain and improve feed efficiency. Ionophores, such as monensin and lasalocid, will increase feed efficiency. None of these products should be used in cattle going into natural programs. Ionophores are toxic to horses. All calves should receive a minimum of a seven-way or eight-way Clostridial vaccine and a four- or five-way viral vaccine. Killed vaccines usually require a booster in three or more weeks. All replacement heifers need to be vaccinated for brucellosis by a veterinarian. Unvaccinated heifers may be restricted from going to a registered feedlot or slaughter. Check with your state’s regulations. Other vaccines may be needed depending on history and local recommendations. All calves should be treated for internal parasites. Injectable wormers are more effective than pour-on wormers. Some ranchers use both a pour-on and an oral-drench, which will give broader coverage than a single product. External parasites, such as lice, will survive after frost, while flies will disappear as we get into winter. One may have to treat for lice several times throughout the winter and spring, as treatment does not kill the eggs the adults lay in the hair coat. Calves should be checked for coccidiosis via fecal exams by a laboratory or veterinarian. Any level detected should be treated, as these parasites decrease feed efficiency and depress the immune system. Treatment may be done in feed or water medications. All require at least five days of treatment, and some may take up to 28 days. -Dick Fredrickson, DVM Doc Talks: Caring for Calves After Weaning

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