Show season is almost here!

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  Show season is almost here and let us at CVA help bring home that banner or trophy. Show season is quickly approaching, and I couldn’t be more excited! I know summer is getting closer when show products start moving at the store. Every year I enjoy seeing the summer projects, whether it’s a steer […]

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Deer Require Year-Round Nutrition Just Like Our Cattle

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Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a hunter looking for a trophy buck, proper protein and mineral programs will give deer the opportunity to utilize their genetic potential. Deer herds should have proper management and nutrition year-round to ensure their future health. There are some great feed options out there to use as you plan […]

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Preparing for calving season

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  Lately the word fetal programming has become popular at cow-calf meetings. We already know lifetime performance is influenced by events before birth but do we realize how much our gestating cows nutrition impacts fetal development? Let’s break down what happens in each trimester: In the first trimester, placenta and organs form. In the second […]

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How can PMI Pet Nutrition benefit your dog or cat?

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Whether you have a hard-working farm dog or family pet, we care about their health. Our dog and cat food selection consist of three brands: Exclusive, Red Flannel and Infinia brands. The #1 ingredient in the Exclusive line is real meat with options including lamb, chicken, turkey or fish. In addition, there is a balance […]

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Caring for Horses during Winter Months

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With the winter months quickly approaching how should owners prepare their horses to handle the cold and meet their nutritional requirements? A good place to start is doing a body condition score. Horses at a 5 or 6 BCS have the extra cover over their ribs and are in ideal condition going into winter. If […]

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Options for feeding calves after creep


Our calves are done with creep feed so now what… Now that we are done with creep feed for the year what are some options for feeding our calves? Depending on what a producer has in mind there are self-feeder options as well as hand or bunk fed. Let’s start with self-feeders, calves that have […]

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Grazing cows on stalks.

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Many of us are relieved to have enough corn out of the field to finally get our cows on stalks. Before doing so there are some important factors to consider… Amount of ears dropped on ground this year How can you adapt cattle to corn Should an Ionophore be used like Rumensin Do you need […]

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