What happens in the first 24 hours impacts a calf for life

You have heard the warning: “What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!!!” Perhaps you have not heard: “What happens in the first 24 hours, impacts the rest of a calf’s life”! FULL STORY »

Why all the fuss about body condition?

Why is it that nearly every article on beef cow nutrition in the winter seems to focus on body condition? FULL STORY »

No snow days for cattle ranchers

No matter how harsh winter is, there are no snow days for cattle producers. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: No shortcuts in the beef business

Once again, Mother Nature reigns and we follow. The challenges that cow-calf producers face are immense. The wind, temperature extremes and just the sheer forces of nature are mind- bending. FULL STORY »

Hypothermia & newborn calves

Whether you are a dairy producer who calves year round, a beef producer who may calve early, or if you have a calf that is born under less-than-desirable conditions, hypothermia is something that we need to be concerned about, especially this time of year. FULL STORY »

Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves

The extremely cold winter nights have reminded us that spring calving season is just around the corner. FULL STORY »

Be prepared for calving season

Calving is one of the most important times on the production calendar. Management decisions made prior to this period can influence success at calving and ultimately profitability of an operation. FULL STORY »

Understanding the effects of cold stress on beef cattle

Most beef producers understand that when the weather gets colder their cows need more energy to maintain their body condition. FULL STORY »

Is there an opportunity to protect a profit with LRP

Prices for calves, feeder cattle and finished cattle have set some new records this fall and early winter. FULL STORY »

Maintaining positive impacts on beef quality

What do you think the average consumer is looking for when they step up to the meat counter to purchase your beef? FULL STORY »

It is time to begin the early evening feeding

It is generally accepted that adequate supervision at calving has a significant impact on reducing calf mortality. FULL STORY »

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