Early summer deworming of nursing calves
Five deworming trials were conducted at the Eastern Research Station located near Haskell, Oklahoma during the 1990’s. Crossbred cows and their Charolais sired calves were sorted by sex of calf, calf age and cow age, then randomly allotted to one of four treatments. FULL STORY »
Shade can keep cattle cool and help save sensitive water habitats
Shade not only helps cattle stay cool in the summer months, but also helps preserve the quality of sensitive habitats around ponds and streams. FULL STORY »
Developing a marketing plan to capture value for your calves
You can’t capitalize on what you don’t market. A sound marketing strategy allows a producer to capture added value in a group of calves. FULL STORY »
Calf implants: Use/don’t use at grass time?
While the performance benefits of implanting calves through the suckling phase is well documented, many cattlemen choose not to employ this management practice in their operations. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: The transition zone not a good calving time
In all aspects of life, there always is a transition zone. In the cattle business, one of the most obvious transitions is winter to spring. FULL STORY »
BRD risk categorization for feeder calves - part 2
BRD is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality through the first 30 days following arrival to feeding programs. As widely documented in research and field reports, calves meeting the criteria of “high-risk” experience increased disease incidence, costs, and profit losses. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: Where are the elders?
In the world of beef production, all management directives are designed to maintain and improve the herd. Each cow, bull and calf is essential. Calving time serves to illustrate the strong desire and need to focus on each cow and calf. FULL STORY »
Cold weather affecting spring-born calves
The recent below-normal temperatures in eastern North Dakota could have negative impacts on this spring's calf crop into the fall weaning season. FULL STORY »
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