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Genomics enhance beef cattle breeding

Selecting breeding animals on how they look, by phenotype, worked for centuries. Progress in improving cattle was made just on appearance. FULL STORY »

Cattle health during the dog days of summer: Fly control

Frustrating and at times hard to kill, fly control offers many benefits to cattle producers. The buzzing pests are the carriers of bacteria and disease, such as anaplasmosis – a cow killing, weight dropping, aborting and bull infertility nightmare. FULL STORY »

Little help gets to poor

For the past seven weeks, we have used this column to examine four different reports that, in light of global climate change, looked at potential challenges in food production, particularly in developing countries. FULL STORY »

Storing wet and modified distillers grains

The market prices for distillers grain prices have dropped significantly in recent weeks. As Dr. Darrell Mark points out in his recent iGrow article Distillers Grains Prices Declining, prices have declined both in absolute dollar values but also as a percentage of the value of corn. FULL STORY »

Weight measurement enables effective management

We commonly hear the phrase "you can't manage what you don't measure," especially in regards to forage production and pasture management. However, this statement applies to many other facets of beef cattle production. FULL STORY »

Stockpiled bermudagrass can reduce winter feed costs

Harvested forage costs are a large part of the production costs associated with cow-calf enterprises. An Oklahoma State University trial had the objective to economically evaluate stockpiled bermudagrass. FULL STORY »

Hot cattle market brings tough decisions

Recently, the cattle markets have been as hot as the mid-July temperatures. While the high prices generate lots of questions, the main ones being asked now are: 1) should I sell my calves at weaning, and 2) what is the most economical alternative for replacement females? FULL STORY »

Alternative culling method increases profits

By summer, cow-calf producers start thinking about weaning their spring calf crop and how best to manage and market older, unproductive and open cull cows. FULL STORY »

Are your brood cows getting pregnant?

It’s cattle breeding season for many beef cow-calf producers. Do you know if your bulls are settling cows? FULL STORY »

Price risk protection tools for this uncertain market

Managing risks does not mean eliminating all risks. The most common methods of managing price risks are: (1) futures market hedge, (2) option on futures, (3) forward contract, and (4) livestock risk protection insurance. FULL STORY »

Cattlemen sue Hawaii County over GMO ban Play video

Hawaiian papaya and banana growers have joined cattlemen and floral producers to fight a ban on open-air growing and testing of genetically modified crops imposed by the Hawaii County Council. FULL STORY »

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