Using ultrasound to market and manage cows and heifers

The use of ultrasound in the beef industry is growing but the question remains, “How can it create more dollars in my pocket?” Traditionally open heifers and cows are sold after weaning when cull prices are at the seasonal low. FULL STORY »

Fall seeding alfalfa

For the most part late summer seeding can be an excellent time to establish alfalfa which will lead to productive stands the next growing season. The decision of whether to proceed with a late summer alfalfa seeding depends on the need for good quality forage the next spring, temperature, and available soil moisture. FULL STORY »

Making every pound count Play video

Every pound of gain can have a significant impact on return, having producers looking for the best way to maximize their profits. FULL STORY »

Reducing the risk of calf scours (Part 2)

Looking at methods of increasing the immune status of the baby calf so that when the calf comes in contact with the pathogens, he will have a much better chance of fending off the disease entity. FULL STORY »

Fall forage conditions and cattle production

The bulk of summer is past and forage conditions are improved for cattle production in many parts of the country. FULL STORY »

Feeder Cattle Review: Cattle traded 'unevenly steady' this week Play video

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves again this week traded unevenly steady. A number of auctions from the Northern Plains through the Mid-West had yearlings and calves steady to 5.00 higher, while just as many steady to 5.00 lower. FULL STORY »

Sunup Full Show Play video

This week's segments: 4-H Roundup, New 4-H Program Leader, Mesonet Weather, Market Monitor, Cow-Calf Corner, Farm Transition Workshop, Prescribed Burning Handbook, Food Whys, Livestock Marketing, and Special Olympics. FULL STORY »

Beef Talk: Water conditions are inconsistent, troublesome

The use of the word "sustainability" often is an indication that someone is searching for a simple, normal approach to life. In other words, the ability to fit in without the pressures of uncertainty. FULL STORY »

The case for low-stress livestock handling

Stockmanship is an under-appreciated and under-utilized component of operating sustainable livestock operations and just one essential component is low-stress livestock handling. We need to ask why. FULL STORY »

Selling vs backgrounding 2014 calves

So far 2014 has been one for the record books when it comes to the cattle market. Increased cattle values combined with less expensive feed have dramatically changed the outlook for cow/calf profitability compared to the last few years. FULL STORY »

Ergot: A potential poisoning problem for livestock

Weather conditions this spring and summer in the region appear to have been favorable for a certain kind of poisoning that can affect cattle on pasture. FULL STORY »

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