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.
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With markets being what they are today at $15.56 per cwt (at the time of my drafting this article per the CME), we in the dairy industry need all the help we can get reducing our cost of production and increasing per animal efficiency. One recent article I ran across today in DairyToday talks about doing just that. Kansas State recently did a study on utilizing anti-inflammatories on cows immediately after calving. They found that the use of anti-inflammatories increased production by as much as 7-10% within that lactation – that’s a lot of milk! Read More
So the moment has finally arrived. You have waited almost 2 years for that heifer calf to grow, get pregnant and now it is calving day. Now is the moment when she is going to start to put a few dollars in the bank to offset the $2,000 investment that you have made in her. Read More
Many producers see an elevation in their somatic cell count during the warm, humid summer months. As those months are coming to a close, now would be a good time to review the groups of cows that are contributing to your somatic cell count and make a game plan on how to deal with them. If you do monthly DHIA somatic cell count testing, we can easily review these reports with you to make the list of cows that fall into each category. Read More
Over the last few months, I have had several inquiries about automated calf feeders and their true value to calf producers. Many of the auto calf feeder companies market these units as saving 10 minutes per calf, as that’s the average amount of time it takes to mix replacer, feed the calf, and wash equipment. Along with that advantage, we can increase the amount of milk given to calves, provide more calories, and increase our average daily gain. Read More
If you’ve paid attention to local news as I have over the last few months, there have been various special interest groups pointing fingers at local livestock production systems with hopes of painting a picture of the mistreatment of animals. If you have been in agriculture as long as I have, you know that this is nothing new. However, the methodology and tactics of these individuals has become even more insidious and harder to detect by owners and managers. Read More