BeefTalk

BeefTalk: What's in the bull soup?

Buying bulls is like making soup. You put in a bit of this and a bit of that and in the end, you have good soup. Likewise, a piece of this and a piece of that and you assemble a good bull. Unlike the soup you make from scratch, the bull already is made, but you have to find him. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Bull buying and headaches

As the year wraps up, the process of buying a bull picks up. New bulls are great, but what about the old bulls? FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Bulls and cold are not a good mix

Having had to break into the office door because the lock was frozen shut reminded me that not all things work well in the cold. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Is a cow ever too ornery?

Having worked cattle for years and too many sheep to count, one develops a feel for the rogue cow or calf. Maybe it is just a quick look or an intense stare. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Don't take health for granted

Finishing a Thanksgiving Day meal is a treat and enjoyed by many but, unfortunately, not by all. The goal remains to somehow assure that everyone has access to safe and affordable food. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: How well did the bulls do?

The life of a bull is not simple because, for the most part, his life is somewhat confrontational. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Fall pregnancy exams tell the story

Last week, one set of 72 beef cows came off the pasture and was brought home to the Dickinson Research Extension Center ranch headquarters. The cows' trip through the chute was fast. Their average weight was 1,482 pounds, with a condition score of 5.3. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Marketing options are improved with verification

October was a significant but disappointing milestone for the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA). The NDBCIA source and age efforts came to a close. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Cows have memories, too

If exposed to something they feel uncertain about or something that actually causes stress, cows remember. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Sending spayed heifers to the feedlot

The spayed heifers are off the grass and ready for the feedlot. The Dickinson Research Extension Center spayed all the extra heifers and sent them to grass at the end of May and returned them home in mid-October. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: The benefits of protein

Properly managed forage supplies have the potential to increase rib-eye area in long yearling steers by 25 percent. Occasionally, data comes across the desk that causes one to sit back and say: Wow, could you repeat that? FULL STORY »

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