Weaning

What effect could last spring have on calves this fall?

Warm weather and the prospects for better cattle markets heading into fall do have a way of helping the mind forget about the snow, mud, and difficult days. FULL STORY »

Economics of early weaning calves

Early weaning of calves may be done during a time of drought to conserve range resources or as part of an overall strategy to accomplish a specific business or personal goal. FULL STORY »

Developing a weaning or receiving program

As we enter the fall months, weaning time is at hand for most spring calving herds. This is the exciting time of year when producers are able to reap the benefits of a year’s worth of work and planning. FULL STORY »

UK beef study: Birth/weaning weight Play video

A program from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is having success for beef producers involving birth weight and weaning weight. FULL STORY »

Costs and benefits associated with preconditioning calves

Preconditioning is the process of preparing calves to enter the stocker phase of the beef industry or to be directly placed in the feedlot. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Early weaning calves Play video

Glenn Selk helps producers decide whether to early wean calves. FULL STORY »

Calculate herd efficiency for drought survival

Calculating herd performance and annually comparing it to your own data set as well as a larger set of data can help keep your operation on the forefront of efficiency and profitability. FULL STORY »

Enhancing profitability through preconditioning part I

Drought in the southern plains the last two years has made management decisions for cattle producers challenging to say the least. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Pregnancy evaluation is a key management tool

Next year's planning is under way. Everything is upbeat, and the cows and bulls even get a blue ribbon. FULL STORY »

Fall feeding and management for spring calving beef herds

Weaning and winter feeding planning after drought. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Importance of longer weaning period Play video

Glenn Selk discusses the importance of following VAC-45 protocol prior to selling calves. FULL STORY »

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