The President's / Chairman's Letter
Agricultural media are proclaiming 2010 through 2014 as the Golden Age of Agriculture. The period was one of unprecedented growth and profitability for most entities involved in agriculture.
MFA was no exception. The cooperative enjoyed its most profitable five-year period in history. That momentum was fueled by an emphasis on finance, people, and the MFA system of operations, processes and products. . . .
Weaning Calves, Best for you, Best for the Industry By Mike John, Director of Health Track Operations
When I first started working with MFA and Health Track 14 years ago, it was common to read about the uncertainty of weaning and pre-conditioning practices on the ranch. Back then the cost of gain for that process was pretty close to the value of the added weight. Man, have times changed!
Moving horses to young pastures by Dr. Jim White
At the first sight of green grass, especially after a long winter; all sorts of thoughts run through one's mind: "no more feed bills!, will it rain in August? Is it OK for horses to get MFA Hi-Mag mineral or MFA MAG-ADE? (yes it is OK), when can I turn the horses out?, hopefully as soon as possible."
As tempting as it might be to contemplate the wonderfulness of turning horses out on grass- a bit of caution and restraint is warranted. Spring grazing should be introduced slowly. If the grazing is deferred until the pasture is 6-8 inches in height- the outcomes for both the horse and pasture are improved.
The MFA PowerCalf program is a whole herd approach to raising healthy, high-quality calves that perform well in the feedyard and are profitable on the rail.