BeefTalk: Do the cows fit the operation?

Generally, facts do not change and the application of facts to life determines success. In other words, life is more than luck. FULL STORY »

Identification is key to livestock record keeping

The truck in the driveway has a VIN, the vaccine in the refrigerator has a lot number, but does the cow and her calf in the field have a tag? According to the most recent NAHMS survey, cow and herd identification is least common when herd size was less than 50 cows. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with antibiotics (and my pet pig)

For now, let’s focus on the use of antibiotics with all creatures, great and small. We will examine pigs as well as people, cows, goats, chickens and cats. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Do the cows fit the operation?

Are the dedicated resources and activities that are present within the cattle operation optimal in regard to the economic efficiency of the operation? FULL STORY »

Beware of cold winter’s impact on calving, lactation periods

The harsh winter's effects on cow-calf operations may linger unless producers take the right measures to ensure their animals' nutritional needs are being properly met, according to an expert from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. FULL STORY »

Monitoring behavior, performance and health Play video

GrowSafe has become known for developing systems for measuring individual feed intake and feed efficiency in cattle. FULL STORY »

Understanding plant-soil interaction to combat weeds

Using high-powered DNA-based tools, a recent study at the University of Illinois identified soil microbes that negatively affect ragweed and provided a new understanding of the complex relationships going on beneath the soil surface between plants and microorganisms. FULL STORY »

Bull-sale time at CSU Play video

At Colorado State University’s Agricultural Research, Development and Extension Center, animal scientist Jason Ahola discusses the recent CSU bull sale and ongoing animal-science research at CSU. FULL STORY »

Economic cycle - a good time to be in the beef business

“With record high beef prices, it’s a great time to be in the cattle business,” Scott Brown told a meeting of Miller County producers. FULL STORY »

Energy intake is important in post-calving cows

The winter of 2013-2014 has brought challenges in the form of very high feed prices, cold weather, and in some instances, short hay supplies. Cows in many Midwestern herds are calving in marginal body condition. FULL STORY »

Feedlot placements change timing of fed cattle

Stronger than expected fed cattle prices so far this year have encouraged feedlots to market cattle aggressively and to place more cattle on feed. In the most recent USDA Cattle on Feed report February placements were up 15 percent from last year’s low February placement total. FULL STORY »

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