BeefTalk: What's changing in the beef industry?
What is changing in the beef industry? Reviewing the data from the Cow Herd Appraisal of Performance Software (CHAPS) program, beef herds seem to be fairly constant. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: Live bait is not needed to catch fish
Some would say they do a lot of contemplating while fishing. While contemplating, one's mind should ponder about things. In the beef world, perhaps it is all right to ponder on bull selection. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: No shortcuts in the beef business
Once again, Mother Nature reigns and we follow. The challenges that cow-calf producers face are immense. The wind, temperature extremes and just the sheer forces of nature are mind- bending. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: Calves that create fervid gusto are good
One simple message to bull buyers is to use the available EPDs to strengthen the genetic accuracy of selection. FULL STORY »
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: 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: 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 »