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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.

Are there concerns or limits for adding liquids to a TMR mixer?

October 28, 2020
When this column started, we encouraged our readers to forward their comments, questions and suggestions for topics.  We thank-you for the communications received to date, to which we reply directly. We will occasionally share an expanded response that was inspired by a noteworthy question.
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Let the mixer pay for itself; beef cow-calf operation

October 27, 2020
A cost-benefit analysis for adopting the use of a vertical TMR mixer on a moderately sized cow-calf operation has two segments: (1) decreased feed wastage and (2) increased animal performance.
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