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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.

Optimizing Cow-Calf Profitability: Reducing Hay Waste and Enhancing Feed Efficiency

April 17, 2024
Sitting here with the temperature outside still below freezing and the ground still well covered with snow, may seem early to think about the upcoming forage season. But it is a good time to consider the feed requirements for the coming year and plan any improvements that may be required or otherwise appropriate for your [...]
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Maximizing Beef Nutrition: Corn Stover in TMR by Dr. Vaage

April 8, 2024
The practice of feeding corn stover to beef cattle ranges from well-established to unknown across North America. Corn stover is the plant material or residue that remains after grain harvest. It consists of dropped ears and other lost grain, the husks and cobs, and the leaves and stalks, and on average amounts to about one [...]
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Enhancing Feedlot Health: Achieve TMR Uniformity Now

April 5, 2024
Feedlot rations require special attention to ensure they are uniform throughout the TMR mixer before they are fed. Firstly, a single batch of feed is normally fed to multiple pens, creating the potential for pen-to-pen variation on top of the usual concern of within pen variation, especially if the ration differs appreciably from the start [...]
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Overcome Forage Challenges and Boost Cattle Health with TMR Technology

April 2, 2024
The combination of unusually warm and dry conditions this summer has left areas of the Northern Plains in the US and Canadian Prairie with reduced and more costly forage supplies. In some cases, this will make feeding the beef herd more challenging and expensive this winter. In such situations, the challenge is often exacerbated by [...]
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