Steps to Improve Cow Herd efficiency

Business owners are often challenged to find time to sit down, analyze data, and strategize to make their business more profitable and successful. A beef cow/calf operation is one such business, and improving feed efficiency is a main profit-driver. FULL STORY »

Guidance of reducing calves' stress

One of the many goals in raising calves is to provide a stress-free environment, which takes proactive management of the calves' basic needs. FULL STORY »

Limping livestock: Two perspectives

Lameness can be attributed to many factors yet the physical response to favor a limb is likely related to the animal’s pain threshold. The presence of pain is a critical well-being concern, and can have many secondary impacts on the animal’s overall health, production, and functional lifetime. FULL STORY »

Fungus is good for grass, not for grazers

Bulls and men seeking to be fathers are susceptible to the same stress. Heat down under may affect the outcome. Bulls can’t swap briefs for boxers, but they do need to stop grazing on grass infected with a fungus that alters their body chemistry, triggering abnormal body temperatures and other symptoms. FULL STORY »

Pondering Exports…

I recently had opportunity to attend both a workshop by Managing Country Risk author Daniel Wagner and a K-State Cattlemen’s Day presentation by USMEF’s Paul Clayton. FULL STORY »

Don’t let those heifers slip now!

As we get closer to April and the breeding season for replacement heifers that are destined for a spring calving herd, proper nutritional management is more important than ever. If your operation was fortunate enough to receive moisture this year and grow wheat pasture, the yearling heifers may have been grazing a very high protein and energy diet. In other situations this winter, the heifers have been fed supplement and hay. FULL STORY »

The important role of expectations in the beef industry

Cattle and beef prices are at record levels in every industry sector, from cow-calf to retail beef prices. FULL STORY »

Rangeland management is key to surviving drought

Improved management adapted to changing rangeland conditions will be a key to surviving three back-to-back years of drought, according to Tim Steffens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service rangeland management specialist in Canyon. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle review: Prime time for the stocker market Play video

Compared to last week, feedlot bound feeder cattle (weighing over 750 lbs) sold unevenly steady with slight gains in the farmer-feeder regions of the Northern Plains and slight losses on heavy-weight feeders near the commercial feedlot dominated Southern Plains. FULL STORY »

Replacing toxic fescue boosts beef gains

Killing Kentucky 31 fescue pastures takes planning and patience. That’s required before seeding new nontoxic replacement forage. FULL STORY »

Five Minutes with Nicholas Kristof, a parody on his NYT column

Nicholas Kristof is a New York Times columnist who occasionally writes about food, constantly attacking modern agriculture, always repeating what he's learned from an interesting cabal of very elitist foodies. FULL STORY »

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