July beef management calendar

Remember to follow these beef cattle management tips as temperatures get hotter. FULL STORY »

Early weaning consideration – calf management

Early weaning is one practical management alternative that can be used to stretch your present forage supply and still return a profit. FULL STORY »

Don’t get caught by surprise

It is easy to be taken by surprise by anaplasmosis. Although the problem can occur any time, it is usually most prevalent in the mid to late summer. FULL STORY »

Early weaning consideration – Effects on cow performance

Early weaning calves should be considered every year, however, you may select to not wean early. Two common reasons for considering weaning early are to deal with poor range conditions and to improve the performance of the cows and calves. FULL STORY »

Prepare calves for a dry weaning season

This year is shaping up to be dry, though it’s not known if we will have as severe of a drought as last year. Some producers will need to early-wean calves in order to preserve as much forage as possible for cows. Others may be able to have a normal weaning time for their calves. FULL STORY »

Weaning fall-born calves (remember to plan for water needs)

Many cow/calf operations with fall-born calves will wean the calves in mid to late June. Weaning during very hot summer weather is stressful enough to the calves. FULL STORY »

Early weaning one tactic to cope with poor forage conditions

Early weaning is one tactic cattle producers might consider as their pastures begin to toast, said Shane Gadberry, associate professor-ruminant nutrition for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. FULL STORY »

Tour of Kansas feedlot shows quality premiums start pre-breeding

Missouri beef producers learned that how their calves perform in feedlots starts with what happens on their farms—even before breeding time. FULL STORY »

Spring management can increase fall calf values

Cattle prices are high and are project­ed to remain high throughout 2012 despite seasonal volatility. FULL STORY »

Late calving cows: Getting them back on track

To maintain an annual calving interval (≤ 365 days), conception must occur within 80 days of calving; however, the period of anestrus following calving is frequently greater than 60 days. FULL STORY »

Traits that add value to calves

Calving season is still underway for many ranches, but this is a good time to begin planning and preparing to receive top prices when those calves go to market. Since 1975, Pfizer Animal Health, in cooperation with Superior Livestock Auctions and King Data Services, has collected data on over 5,042,272 calves sold in 41,657 lots though Superior’s video auctions. FULL STORY »

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