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.
The day before the Central Plains Dairy Expo, I attended a Zoetis Dairy Wellness Meeting. I listened to Dr. Mike Lormore discuss the topic “What drives financial success on dairies?”. The answer we all expect to hear is energy corrected milk and maximizing marginal milk. The fun and exciting part of that talk were the factors that affect net farm income that I was not expecting to hear. Read More
As we welcome spring, we also welcome the hairy heel warts that have flared up over the winter. The increased incidence is often because farms were not able to run a footpath as consistently as they would like to through the winter months. This month I want to clarify a few comments that I hear in the country regarding hairy heel warts. Read More
If you’re like every other producer I know, efficiency and low waste is something we all aim for on the farm. We all want to get the best bang for our buck. However, there are a few instances in the calf world that throwing things away is OK and encouraged. I’ve highlighted those below. Read More
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