Understanding the Seasons

Don’t have a ranch drought management plan? Get one. [Article]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Knowing how to manage your way through a drought is key to keeping your operation whole. For much of cow-calf country, drought is simply a part of life. If you’re not in a drought, you’re recovering from the last one or preparing for the next one. That means having a drought plan for your ranch …

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Drought on the Ranch: Places to Save, Places to Spend [Article]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Drought forces tough decisions. Taking a measured approach is the best medicine to surviving. Drought is again gripping much of cow country and once again, tough decisions will have to be made. Depending on last fall’s precipitation and winter snows, those touch decisions may already be knocking. But cutting costs just for the sake of …

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Scours: The Causes. The Effects. How to fight them. [Article + Video]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Imagine yourself in the midst of a busy calving season.  Are all your calves healthy and your life easy?  Or, are you out treating sick calves that are fighting scours day and night?  Maybe you’re somewhere in between; you have a few cases here and there; but regardless, scours is still costing you time, labor, …

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Choose the Right Bull to Optimize Calf Genetics [Article + Video]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Calving issues, like calves that are too big at birth, can cause unnecessary stress for you and the animal. Calving season is already a hectic time of year, and you probably don’t have time for dealing with problems that could be prevented. Here at Riomax®, we strive to be completely ‘rancher-centric’. That means doing whatever …

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Pre-Breeding Prep: Don’t Forget the Bulls [Article + Video]

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I think a little bit too often, producers kind of put bulls on the Back 40 and just don’t pay them very much attention until turnout.” And that, says Dr. Jason Ahola, beef cattle specialist at Colorado State University, might be a part of the management program to reconsider. That’s because of the role the …

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Cut Your Risk of Scours with Nutrition, Management [Article]

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s hard to wash up when you don’t have opposable thumbs. But the basics of halting the spread of disease that we’ve learned during the COVID-19 crisis—social distancing and sanitation—apply in the calving pasture every bit as much as in the coffee shop. And when it comes to calving time, applying a few management and …

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Could Adjusting Your Calving Date Boost Ranch Profitability? [Article + Video]

Reading Time: 3 minutes 4 MINUTE VIDEO ON ANALYZING YOUR CALVING DATE Does your ranching operation calve out in the spring? The fall? Maybe somewhere in between? You’ve probably been ranching for multiple years, and may have a good reason for calving at the time you do.  But what if re-analyzing your calving date could prove to be helpful, …

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