Herd owners learn value of quality beef at MU Thompson Farm

Breeding protocols to produce quality beef are “on the shelf,” ready for cow herd owners to use. University of Missouri scientists told the story behind breeding progress at a field day, Sept 17, at MU Thompson Farm in Grundy County. FULL STORY »

Manage calves to reduce stress at weaning, improve performance

This is the time of year when many cow-calf producers are weaning calves. The following are some important factors and strategies to remember when planning to wean calves. FULL STORY »

Starting calves right: Handle with care

September is the beginning of the traditional fall calf run. Over the course of the next three to four months the majority of the spring born calves will be weaned, moved through market channels, received at a feedlot, backgrounder or stocker operation, and perhaps started on feed. FULL STORY »

Let grass, cows be guide when weaning

Producers should let the condition of their cattle and forage dictate when to wean calves, two North Dakota State University Extension Service specialists say. FULL STORY »

Consider pregnancy checking cattle early

Beef cattle producers can realize significant savings by identifying and culling nonpregnant females prior to winter feeding, says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle review: Yearling demand remains at its peak Play video

Compared to last week, yearling feeder cattle sold steady to 3.00 higher with the best demand still noted in the Northern Plains and upper Midwest. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Fence-line weaning spring calves Play video

Glenn Selk discusses early fence-line weaning of spring calves. FULL STORY »

Tally Time – Timely measurements

Drought has impacted a major portion of rangeland in Kansas in the past 2-3 years and still is a significant concern in western KS. Producers have destocked, culled and weaned early to varying degrees as their conditions warranted. FULL STORY »

Cattle Production: Feasibility and acceptance distinction…

In multiple circles the cattle industry has a renewed sense of optimism with possible beef cow herd expansion being thoroughly discussed again. Underlying this optimism is a growing view that many cow-calf operators are nearing a situation of being not only able to physically add breeding stock but also that operators have forward-looking profit expectations that warrant expansion. FULL STORY »

Drop the cow from cow-calf production? Play video

Cow maintenance represents a considerable cost to ranchers, but today’s technology could offer alternatives. FULL STORY »

Fenceline low stress weaning

Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves. Some producers may wean the calves from young or thin cows during late September in order to regain some body condition before winter adds to the nutrient requirements. FULL STORY »

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