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Learning how calves perform post weaning

Deciding how to market calves following weaning is based on several factors including current prices. The three general management options following weaning are: 1) sell at weaning, 2) background the calf or 3) retain ownership. FULL STORY »

Fall calving when the opportunity strikes

Weather and natural resources permitting, cow-calf producers may find benefits in utilizing a fall calving program. FULL STORY »

Feeder calf preconditioning considerations 

Certainly this is the season for weaning calves. Considering their value, any hiccups in health or performance can be costly. FULL STORY »

Colostrum – baby’s first defense

“Whether you’re in a fall or spring calving herd, making sure newborn calves receive colostrum is absolutely essential,” says University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor and Extension Beef Specialist Rick Rasby. FULL STORY »

Open or problem cows and annual costs don't add up

Markets around the state are busy receiving calves from this past spring's calf crop and producers are reaping the benefits of a very strong market. The fall is an excellent time to evaluate your cow herd and decide which cows get to remain your "employees" and which ones need to find a new career. Notice that I referred to the cow as an employee. After all, they work for you. Yes, you have to provide them with the infrastructure to do their job including proper nutrition, health care, facilities, etc. However, if they are not being productive for you, they need to be replaced. FULL STORY »

AG10 Series Silage Defacers

Loosen silage while maintaining a smooth, compacted bunker space resulting in better feed and less waste. This unique tool pierces, ... Read More

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