Cull cow prices strong

Cull cow prices in the U.S. have been at record high levels throughout 2014. Seasonally peak prices occurred in March, with April prices averaging about $4 per hundredweight lower than March. FULL STORY »

Newborn calf mortality has many sources

As calving season gets into full swing, you are probably preparing your farm to provide the best possible start for your new calf crop. A new calf crop is an exciting and stressful time on a farm. FULL STORY »

Newborn calf mortality has many sources

As calving season gets into full swing, you are probably preparing your farm to provide the best possible start for your new calf crop. A new calf crop is an exciting and stressful time on a farm. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Spring reflections and calf deaths

The next week will be busy at the Dickinson Research Extension Center. The cows have been turned out on cool-season grass and the yearlings need to be worked. FULL STORY »

Don't count on cold to kill parasites

Record-breaking snowfall and extremely cold temperatures have cow/calf producers excited for spring and all things that go with it: lush, green pastures; growing calves; and healthy cows. FULL STORY »

Hay storage matters

Your round bales are up and it’s time to move hay off the field into storage. If not stored properly, producers can suffer massive losses in nutritional content of forage. FULL STORY »

Lameness in Cattle: Causes associated with infections

Some lameness cases will bridge these two classifications: sometimes lameness-causing infections are the direct result of injuries. This iGrow article will focus on causes of lameness associated with infections. FULL STORY »

Lameness in Cattle: Causes associated with injury

Most cattle in feedlots and pastures are exposed to many potential causes of injury. If cattle can successfully avoid getting hurt from feedbunks, fences, corral panels, waterers and other equipment, there are always other herdmates to present a potential hazard (e.g., bulls fighting with each other). FULL STORY »

Cow disposition affects pregnancy rate

Now we have another good excuse to cull cows due to bad temperament. Producers that routinely breed cows artificially realize that cows that are unruly and nervous are less likely to conceive to artificial insemination. FULL STORY »

Feeder Cattle Review: All-time record high prices defy gravity Play video

Compared to last week, feeder and stocker cattle sold 2.00-5.00 higher with instances from 8.00-10.00 higher throughout the United States. Some of the sharpest advances were noted on heavy feeders weighing over 800 lbs. FULL STORY »

Beta Agonists Part 1: Working to resolve the issue

The Cattle Industry Summer Conference usually is a fairly quiet, policy- and business-focused event, but now and then something happens to shake things up. That was the case last August in Denver, when the feed additive Zilmax quickly became the hot topic of discussion. FULL STORY »

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