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October 22, 2007
Volume 2, Number 10
This past month was filled with some very exciting and successful selling events. One of the largest events was the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Expo that was held in Omaha at the end of September. The Ak-Sar-Ben is the largest youth livestock show in the upper Midwest and this year marked the fifth year that we have been a part of this huge event. Our Show Feed Fitting Challenge which was held during the Ak-Sar-Ben provided us positive exposure to show cattle owners and breeders from across Iowa and Nebraska. The final day of the show, I received numerous compliments and thanks from cattlemen in attendance. The Fitting Challenge is probably one of the most successful events in which we have participated. Congratulations to the team from Platte County, Nebraska, for winning first place at the 2007 Fitting Challenge. Check out the Show Feed section of this newsletter to see pictures of the top five teams at this year’s event.
Now that the Ak-Sar-Ben has ended, our focus shifts to making follow-up calls on all the cattle breeders who helped to sponsor the Fitting Challenge. These breeders are very influential in the show feed world. Therefore, it is important they are following one of our feeding programs specifically formulated for show cattle.
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February 5-7, 2008 PALM SPRINGS RETAIL SOLUTIONS EXPO, Wyndham Palm Springs Resort and Convention Center,
Palm Springs, CA. Registration Deadline: January 3, 2008. Register early! You can't afford to miss out!
(Click Here for details!)
Feed-On-The-Floor Gets Attention for Red Flannel™
Woodard Grain & Mercantile in Maize, KS did a nice job in creating a great
feed-on-the-floor display as they introduced Red Flannel™ to their customers.
An antique truck that they use quite frequently in their store draws attention
and allows for the feed as well as p-o-s material to be displayed nicely.
Click Here for this example of a great product display!
Winterize Your Horse Event
(For Reach Dealers only)
Winterize Your Horse Event POS & Prize Kits
If you are a Reach Dealer and you signed up for a Winterize
Your Horse Event, you should
Change in Provider for Land
O'Lakes Brochures, Meeting Supplies, Etc.
Today, October 22nd, Land O'Lakes Purina Feed launches a NEW marketing materials supply program. The new program will offer many benefits for Land O'Lakes Purina Feed dealers and company users.
During the transition to our new corporate service provider, we had to make our marketing materials unavailable (October 5th - 21st). However, everything should be in place now. You may have received an e-mail communication by now that inventory has been transitioned and is available. You will still be able to access materials as you have in the past via a link on Ag2Ag.com.
We hope this was not too inconvenient for you during the time that we moved our inventory to the new facility. Thank you for your patience.
Iowa State Fair Grand Champion!
Another Honor® Show Feed winner (Dan Harmsen - Rock Valley, Iowa) from the Iowa State Fair! Click Here to view pictures (Grand Champion at June's Iowa Elite Jackpot Show and 2007 Grand Champion at the Iowa State Fair).
NOTE: If you have local winners, please share pictures with us so we can include in a future newsletter.
Honor® Show Feed Awards Program
For pictures and stories on Honor® winners and awards program details, visit www.betteranimalsshowseries.com. If you have a Grand Champion or Reserved Grand Champion at your County Fair, Click Here to redeem your prizes on line.
Brood Cows - Pregnancy Checking In Fall
As we work with producers, a question that often comes up is what about my brood cows as I preg check this fall. Options are: bred and good BCS, bred and needing BCS, or open. Don’t just dump the opens, put them on feed and reap the rewards of upgrading the cows from poor, shelled out cows to choice white grease #1 cows. The economics are in the upgrading in the initial cost of the open cow.
Maybe splitting the cows so that poor BCS cows are fed better, consider putting them with replacement heifers. No need to spend money on feeding the whole herd, which the boss cows take more than they need anyway, give it to the thin cows and realize savings for your producers.
Body Condition Score's Effect on Longevity/Replacement
What is the effect of cow condition on the overall average age of a cow herd? This informative article by Dr. Clifton L. Willms, Cattle Nutritionist, will give you some valuable information for your producers -- Click Here.
Cull Cow Feeding Project in Southwest Iowa
Read this interesting article by Evan Vermeer, Beef Technical Consultant, Quality Liquid Feeds -- it contains some interesting observations from a recent feeding project coordinated by ISU extension that concluded in Southwest IA -- Click Here.
Goat's Milk Has Met Its Match!
Land O'Lakes® Doe's Match™ Premium Blend Kid Milk Replacer is a great choice for a producer wanting to help kids reach their full potential -- it even outperforms goat's milk. Producers spend less and goats grow more. Click Here for details on this new product.
Heritage Trading October Specials
Check out Heritage Trading's October Animal Care Specials (these offers end October 31st). Click Here for details.
To place an order, call Heritage Trading Company at (888) 669-6050 Opt. 3 or fax to (800) 435-2070.
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