Known management available in replacement heifer program
Friday, Nov. 14 the Sunflower Supreme inaugural sale will feature quality F1, straight-bred and cross-bred heifers in Parsons, Kan. All heifers sold must meet strict requirements to ensure longevity and high breeding success leading to consistent revenue. FULL STORY »
Angus VNR: Cow nutrition impacts future offspring
NDSU associate professor, Kim Vonnahme, leads research on nutritional impacts on fetal and placental growth. She discusses fetal programming, cow nutrition and the long-term effects of proper nutrition during gestation. FULL STORY »
Sorting cows for more efficient winter supplemental feeding
First calf heifers have historically been the toughest females on the ranch to get rebred. They are being asked to continue to grow, produce milk, repair the reproductive tract, and have enough stored body energy (fat) to return to heat cycles in a short time frame. FULL STORY »
Seeding guidelines increase winter pasture productivity
Seeding small grain cool-season annuals, like wheat or cereal rye, into perennial warm-season grass pasture, like bermudagrass, has been a common practice for many years. FULL STORY »
Grazing calves on cornstalks
Grazing cows on corn stalks is a long-standing, common practice to reduce feed costs. Grazing calves or yearlings on corn stalks is much less commonly done, but does represent an opportunity to produce inexpensive gains. FULL STORY »
Capital investments, income management for cow-calf enterprise
Cow-calf producers are looking at the potential for significant positive cash flow for 2014 due to record high calf prices along with reduced harvested feed costs and income from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. FULL STORY »
BVD testing could pay off big
Because BVD has the potential to affect all of these beef industry segments, many in the industry are paying closer attention to it and paying a premium for calves that test negative as persistently infected (PI) with BVD. FULL STORY »
Feedstuff Inventory: Quality and quantity
Summer has brought cooler temperatures to our growing season, and with this in mind we need to start thinking about feedstuff inventory both in terms of quality and quantity. FULL STORY »
Calf Value Discovery Program gives feedback to cattle producers
Weaning is fast approaching and cattle prices are good. With the current prices, many producers may want to sell calves at weaning, which is understandable especially if there are financial obligations. FULL STORY »
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