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It is often said that the introduction of the TMR (Total Mixed Ration) mixer has played a pivotal role in improving animal performance, and at the same decreasing feed cost. Yet little authoritative information has been written, nor public research conducted, regarding this important tool for cattle feeding since its inception more than 40 years ago. Here you’ll find information regarding how TMR mixers function, how to optimize the TMR and mixer operation on your farm, TMR mixer tips, industry developments, and other related items.

Maximizing Beef Nutrition: Corn Stover in TMR by Dr. Vaage

April 8, 2024
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Enhancing Feedlot Health: Achieve TMR Uniformity Now

April 5, 2024
Dr. Alan Vaage Dr. Alan Vaage is a Ruminant Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience in the beef industry, and currently provides technical support for Jaylor. Dr. Vaage can be contacted by email: nutrition@jaylor.com See Full Bio Dr. Alan Vaage Dr. Alan Vaage is a Ruminant Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience in [...]
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7 Strategies For Dealing With Feed Shortages During A Drought in 2024

March 5, 2024
When dealing with drought conditions it is helpful to remember that cattle do not require amounts of specific forages or others ingredients, but require nutrients, which can be provided from a multitude of sources. Dr. Alan Vaage Dr. Alan Vaage is a Ruminant Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience in the beef industry, and [...]
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Corn Silage Quality: Are We Expecting Too Much?

November 24, 2023
When we consider the nutritional value of corn silage, we focus primarily on its energy, or grain content. And with today’s high grain prices, this has become even more important. Dr. Alan Vaage Dr. Alan Vaage is a Ruminant Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience in the beef industry, and currently provides technical support [...]
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