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Evaluation of herd a critical process before bull buying

Evaluation of herd a critical process before bull buying

When it comes to bull buying season, selecting the right type of bull is critical for the long term success of a producer’s herd.

February 09, 2016 11:00 am(0)
Six steps for a successful lambing or kidding season

Six steps for a successful lambing or kidding season

The health, growth and early performance of a lamb or kid crop directly impact’s future performance in the milking parlor, pasture or showring. As a result, long-term successes can be driven by success during the lambing and kidding season.

February 08, 2016 3:11 pm(0)

Tackling cattle fever ticks with vaccines

Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas. A new vaccine developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) co…

February 08, 2016 11:15 am(0)

Calving season tips: Increased energy management during extreme weather crucial

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Most spring-calving beef cows are now in their third trimester, or they will be calving soon in late January or February. Since these months also tend to bring on the most volatile and extreme cold periods, cold stress can add another level of needs to their energy requirements.

February 06, 2016 2:45 pm(0)

Calving season tips: Increased energy management during extreme weather is crucial

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Most spring-calving beef cows are now in their third trimester, or they will be calving soon in late January or February. Since these months also tend to bring on the most volatile and extreme cold periods, cold stress can add another level of needs to their energy requirements.

February 05, 2016 11:15 am(0)

Minnesota Students Win 2016 Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.  – A team of students from the University of Minnesota took top honors in the 2016 National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl, held in conjunction with the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, Calif., Jan 27. The competition was sponsored by Farm Credit…

January 31, 2016 11:00 am(0)

BeefTalk: Terminal breed indexes available at your breed association website

The objective for beef cows is to produce a calf.

January 30, 2016 10:15 am(0)

BeefTalk: Visit your breed association website for maternal breed indexes

Hidden treasures for beef producers are the various breed association websites, which are the doorway to better understanding the performance of the cattle available within each breed.

January 29, 2016 3:04 pm(0)
Cattle handling facilities: Front-side sorting

Cattle handling facilities: Front-side sorting

I think we have had a really positive discussion over the last several months on cattle handling facilities. I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback from all over the U.S. concerning this series of articles.I appreciate both the philosophical discussion as well as the practical applica…

January 22, 2016 4:30 pm(0)
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