BeefTalk

BeefTalk: The uphill battle of expanding the cow business

Should we think about data or just ponder? That is the question. With the holiday season quickly slowing us down, now is a good time to ponder and maybe let the data rest for a bit. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: The cows say thank you and so should we

What does it mean to say thank you? Sometimes the ability to say it is not easy. Some quickly would say that’s ridiculous. However, we all probably could agree that people are different in how they express their feelings and emotions. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Culling rate is not just for cows

There are two very noticeable expenses in the beef business. The most obvious is feed and the one most often forgotten is animal replacement. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Did you learn anything?

A hot topic in agriculture is generational transfer. It starts the day the heir is born. So why live in denial? FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: First-cycle conception has been remarkably stable

The percentage of cows that have calved in the first 21 days of the calving season for the last decade was 58, 60, 61, 62, 64, 64, 64, 64, 63 and 61 percent. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Calving distribution key to reproductive success

Right now, cows are calving 88.8 percent of the time within the first 42 days of the calving season. That is good, so hats off to progressive cattle managers. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Pregnancy and calving percentages are stable

The main point is that the components of reproduction are very hard to pull out and fix. However, the sum of the pieces produces a calf at least 93.6 percent of the time for CHAPS (Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software) producers. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Twenty years of great beef production

In the last 20 years, typical beef producers have increased herd size, established new expectations for cattle growth from slightly older cows and maintained solid reproductive performance. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: The pickup rut

Although there is no mating season for pickups, there is an obvious rut. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: 2011 production benchmarks are in

Once again, the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA) is pleased to summarize the average performance of beef cattle herds that are utilizing the CHAPS program. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Nothing new, just a reminder that breeding systems work

Once the industry decided that the walls would not cave in when Hereford bulls were mated to Angus cows or vice versa, the world of beef cattle systems was created. FULL STORY »

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