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Browse our wealth of news and information for advice and tips on topics ranging from baby calf health to pasture and rangeland.


Meat of the Matter: Meat-free? No, free meat!

Who doesn’t like scoring a tasty, meaty restaurant entrée without paying? But you don’t have to dine and dash, you just have to chow down on one restaurant’s new vegan menu selection.

Here’s the bad news: If you didn’t visit your friendly neighborhood Chipotle restaurant on Monday, it’s too late.

For free meat, that is.

As a special promotion for its new Sofritas, customers who tried the new menu item on Jan. 26 can redeem their receipt for a free entree on a return visit through Feb. 28.

Cow Calf

Assuring bull performance for the spring breeding season

Breeding season is just around the corner for producers whose cows calved in the spring, and it is never too late to start planning. Improvement of next year’s calf crop is dependent upon the breeding decisions you are about to make.

Cow Calf

Rotational grazing during winter

Winter feed represents one of the largest costs for a livestock production enterprise. Grazing pasture that has been stockpiled for winter use is a rational alternative to limit costs resulting from both harvest (or purchase) and feeding of hay.

USDA Market Reports

Fewer heifers in feedyards

While the latest U.S. Cattle on Feed report showed total inventory in U.S. feedlots with capacity for 1,000 or more head was 1 percent higher on January 1, 2015 compared to the first of the year in 2014, total inventory of heifers was down 2 percent during that time.


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