BeefTalk

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 »

BeefTalk: The prairie is a difficult place to call home

There are times in this world when we all need to stop, take a deep breath and reflect. Death on the prairies is never easy, but it is all too real. We were reminded again of the forces of Mother Nature this past week. What can one say? FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: In search of late-season protein

Cattle need energy to survive the big picture, but that survival does not mean much if their daily nutrition is not balanced. Growth requires the appropriate combination of many nutrients, including protein, minerals, vitamins and even water. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Love of the land

If one really ponders, there are two thoughts that dominate much of the discussion in agriculture. There are those who constantly are seeking inputs to expand outputs. The assumption is that by increasing inputs, one can expand outputs and feed the world. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Fall, a window of opportunity for thin cows

Plan ahead because now is the time to think about those thin cows, not next winter prior to calving. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: 1 percent is good money spent to protect calves

Cost versus income always is key, but cost versus prevention also is important. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Plan ahead to wean stress-free calves

Where did the calves go? Are they all here? It never seems to fail that when the crew goes out to gather the cow-calf pairs, we are short one. FULL STORY »

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