Skip links

Nutrition Library

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.

Increasing Cow-Calf Profits with TMR

October 27, 2021
Traditional methods of feeding hay in a round bale feeder can lead to wastage of up to 30% through selection and trampling. Conservative estimates of switching to a TMR put feed savings at 10-15%. Dr. Alan Vaage Dr. Alan Vaage is a Ruminant Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience in the beef industry, and [...]
read more

Welcome To Nutrition News

October 29, 2020
We’ve launched Because Nutrition Matters to deliver improved nutritional output for producers by connecting the three fundamentals of healthy nutritious mix: the best mixer, the correct ration, and professional nutritional advice. Dr. Alan Vaage Dr. Alan Vaage is a Ruminant Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience in the beef industry, and currently provides technical [...]
read more

Mini Mixer Series

October 29, 2020
Jaylor’s Mini Mixer series provides the opportunity to deliver the benefits of feeding TMR to specialty groups such as recently weaned calves, dry cows and fresh cows on your farm. You already do a great job feeding a TMR to your lactating cows, but your regular TMR mixer is generally too large to create suitably [...]
read more

Beef Cow-calf TMR Economics

October 29, 2020
A TMR mixer is a long life, depreciable asset, that simultaneously decreases feed cost and increases animal productivity (revenue), with the cost being amortizable over numerous years, its operational life being a function of how much it is used each year. Dr. Alan Vaage Dr. Alan Vaage is a Ruminant Nutritionist with over 30 years [...]
read more