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 »

BeefTalk: Bulls and cold are not a good mix

Having had to break into the office door because the lock was frozen shut reminded me that not all things work well in the cold. FULL STORY »

Getting a handle on vitamin nutrition during gestation

Although energy, protein, and minerals are often the focus of winter ration balancing, an influx of perinatal calf mortality cases at the Iowa State University diagnostic lab the past two springs suggests that vitamin nutrition may be getting overlooked. FULL STORY »

Windbreaks reduce cattle energy demands

Cattle will naturally seek windbreaks in the winter. In cold weather, cattle require additional energy to maintain body temperature, and wind chill further increases energy demands. FULL STORY »

Backgrounding calves with corn again

In recent years the price of corn has pushed cattle producers backgrounding calves to seek other energy feed options. FULL STORY »

The more things change, the more they stay the same

For at least three decades, beef cattle scientists have studied body condition of cows and its impact on productivity. FULL STORY »

Preparing the cow herd for cold weather

Moisture, high winds, and cold temperatures increase the cow’s energy requirements. FULL STORY »

Need for dialog on antibiotics Play video

At the NIAA conference on antibiotic resistance, Western Kentucky University animal scientist Nevil Speer, PhD, notes the complexity of the science behind antibiotic resistance and the need for continued collaboration among stakeholder groups to protect antibiotic efficacy, consumer confidence and animal health. FULL STORY »

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