Let grass, cows be guide when weaning

Producers should let the condition of their cattle and forage dictate when to wean calves, two North Dakota State University Extension Service specialists say. FULL STORY »

Consider pregnancy checking cattle early

Beef cattle producers can realize significant savings by identifying and culling nonpregnant females prior to winter feeding, says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist. FULL STORY »

Protect newborn calves from flies during fall calving

Recent heat and humidity have brought flies strikes back to serious levels. Special observation of newborn calves is critical. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Fence-line weaning spring calves Play video

Glenn Selk discusses early fence-line weaning of spring calves. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: 1 percent is good money spent to protect calves

Cost versus income always is key, but cost versus prevention also is important. FULL STORY »

Fenceline low stress weaning

Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves. Some producers may wean the calves from young or thin cows during late September in order to regain some body condition before winter adds to the nutrient requirements. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Plan ahead to wean stress-free calves

Where did the calves go? Are they all here? It never seems to fail that when the crew goes out to gather the cow-calf pairs, we are short one. FULL STORY »

How fast can the beef cow herd be rebuilt?

Historically, the cattle cycles that the beef industry has observed for many years were self-regulating cycles of inventory driven by internal beef industry factors including calf price levels, beef cattle biology and the rigidity of forage resources used in the industry. FULL STORY »

USDA study shows benefits of weaning calves early

It pays to wean calves early when severe weather conditions like drought hinder beef cattle production, U.S. Department of Agriculture studies confirm. FULL STORY »

Preventing respiratory acidosis in new born calves

Every baby calf has a certain degree of respiratory acidosis. Acidosis is the result of the deprivation of oxygen and the accumulation of carbon dioxide that results from the passage of the calf through the birth canal. FULL STORY »

Weaning the low-stress way

Summer time is usually a low-stress time of year for your beef herd. Calves are on the ground and growing, pastures are lush, and cow/calf herd maintenance is relatively low. FULL STORY »

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