Welcome to Prairie Livestock Supply
Prairie Livestock Supply, Worthington, MN, offers a full range of livestock supplies, nutritional programs, and health and production management consultation. Our experienced sales team and affiliation with the Veterinary Medical Center of Worthington give us the knowledge and contacts to guide you in the right direction. We service what we sell, and offer free delivery to most areas.We specialize in Beef & Dairy, Bovine, Ovine, and Equine care.
Shop on our online store for the latest deals and have your products delivered right to your door! Be sure to check back often to see advice from our Veterinarians in the Prairie Livestock Supply Healthbeat.
Indeed, there is more than one way to skin a cat. With calf equipment, most producers think that there are a billion different ways to clean your calf bottles, nipples, esophageal feeders and the like. In my farm visits, variations of on farm cleaning protocols are as numerous as the calves in the barn. However, I would say that for cleaning, there is research that says there isn’t very many different ways to do it to actually get consistently clean equipment every time. Read More
As spring comes and the weather turns warmer, it doesn’t take long before the flies come back. While flies at this point are not a nuisance or problem for livestock, this is the time to start your fly control program. We have had conversations this spring with industry experts in fly control and are excited to bring you an updated fly program for 2015. If you need some motivation to kill flies early in the season, remember that every fly you kill in April and May will reduce your fly population in the middle of the summer by 80,000 flies. It’s not very often you get an 80,000 to 1 return on your investment! Read More
The most recent NAHMS data estimates that 12.4% of dairy pre-weaned and 5.9% of post-wean calves develop pneumonia. That’s a lot of calves! I recently attended a calf conference and learned a few things I feel are valuable to know. Read More
Over the years, there have been many systems proposed and implemented to monitor and identify fresh cows that need treatment. Some of these have been very labor intensive and others have looked at just one single item, such as temperature; however, as I have trained farm staff on fresh cow evaluation and treatment, I have discovered a few tips to help make this process efficient and effective. Read More
If you grew up in my family, you were a farmer, an accountant, teacher, or a veterinarian. Hence, my job title. Nonetheless, you don’t have to be an accountant to understand that on a dairy or calf ranch we pay taxes all the time, not only on goods and services, but there’s always invisible tax we pay. Invisible tax?!? What’s an invisible tax? Read More