BeefTalk: Positive outcomes of May calving in N.D.
For the center, 89.2 percent of the cows calved within the first 21 days of the calving season and 99.6 percent calved within 42 days from the start of the calving season. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: Being proactive is better than reactive with cattle
"Blunt force trauma" is a set of words one would not expect to use starting a beef column. However, the topic of this column is safety, and working cattle can be challenging. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: Good marketing essential to capture available dollars
Do not let big numbers fool you. With good marketing skills, heavy calves will capture more value. If there is one concept cow-calf producers have total control over, it is how they market their calves. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: Cow diversity is a good thing and so is BIF
The ability to produce uniform truckload lots of calves depends on producing and sorting the calves. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: How do we get the next generation to raise beef?
"Cattle and crops: Together we stand, divided we fall." Among the numerous commentaries on agriculture, is that really true? FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: To pass, 60 percent must calve in 21 days
As the calving season winds down, check the calving book. Count the number of cows that calved within 21 days from when the third mature cow calved. Keep counting until you get to the end of the calving book. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: If baby rabbits can survive snow, so can calves
After the last blast of snow, the snowbanks were starting to thaw when I noticed a small baby rabbit. The rabbit, fresh from the nest, was nibbling on the available grass and doing fine. FULL STORY »
BeefTalk: Where are the elders?
In the world of beef production, all management directives are designed to maintain and improve the herd. Each cow, bull and calf is essential. Calving time serves to illustrate the strong desire and need to focus on each cow and calf. FULL STORY »