Feedstuff Cost Comparison: There's an app for that

SDSU Extension has developed tools to help evaluate the relative costs of two different feedstuffs. The Feed Cost Calculator is available for both desktop and handheld devices. FULL STORY »

A question of handler personality type

Have you ever wondered why cattle may work great for one individual and then completely blow up when a different individual works them? FULL STORY »

BQA: Pride, quality and security

“We believe beef quality assurance starts at the ranch,” Dr. Mike and Anne Wirtz say. “The cattle go through the feeding period at the feedlots under the same guidelines and on to the packers so consumers can be confident that their beef is safe, healthy and wholesome.” FULL STORY »

Heifer management helps rebuild cow herds to produce quality beef

Rebuilding the U.S. cow herd numbers takes more than keeping female offspring to breed. Managing beef heifers is as important as using improved genetics in developing replacements, says David Patterson, University of Missouri. FULL STORY »

Timing and method is everything for dehorning and castration

When it comes to castration and dehorning procedures practiced by beef and dairy producers, timing is crucial to insure animal welfare and effectivness, says the new Cattle Castration and Dehorning Guidelines published by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. FULL STORY »

Preconditioning adds value to fall calf sales

Cow-calf producers with calves to market in the fall of 2014 are going to have some interesting decisions to make. With calf market prices at all-time highs and feed prices lower than the past three years, are the calves going to be sold at weaning or are they going to be kept until a later date to make additional income? FULL STORY »

Cow-Calf Corner: Preventing calf scours Play video

Glenn Selk has tips on preventing calf scours. FULL STORY »

Consider a fall pasture weed inventory

Fall is a good time to assess your range and pasture condition as we go into the winter season. This is especially important when it comes to your weed management strategies. Identifying the weeds of concern can take place in the fall and control plans for the next growing season can be determined. A good weed inventory in the fall will tell ranchers what the predominant weed species are in the pasture. FULL STORY »

Amino acid being studied to help breed cows during drought

During drought, having cattle that can tolerate poor nutritional forage is the difference between a cow and calf operation going under, or staying in business. FULL STORY »

Feeding weaned calves during a pre-conditioning program

Spring born calves have already been, or soon will be weaned to meet the 45 day requirement for value-added calf sales. FULL STORY »

Cow Calf Corner: Colostrum to newborn calves Play video

Glenn Selk looks at the importance of colostrum to newborn calves. FULL STORY »

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