Weaning

Improving on a common synchronization protocol for heifers

Estrous synchronization and artificial insemination have potential to increase genetic improvement, calf uniformity and improve calf weaning weight in beef cattle operations. FULL STORY »

Tips for 'road-weaned' and 'home-grown' calves

It’s weaning and shipping time for calves and it’s important to help your producers make the most of whatever type of calves they have. FULL STORY »

Preparing for fall and winter in the Kentucky beef cattle industry

Fall is a busy time for beef cattle producers. Most producers have cows that calve in the springtime and will be about the right age to wean pretty soon. FULL STORY »

Testing forages to determine a supplemental feeding program

This year more than ever, beef producers should have their forages tested for quality. As spring-borne calves are weaned those considering holding calves for a short feeding period, or backgrounding these calves, forage is likely going to comprise 50 percent or more of their diet. FULL STORY »

NDSU beef research report available

Cattle producers can replace some hay with a limited-intake distillers dried grain supplement without negatively affecting cow or calf performance, North Dakota State University have researchers found. FULL STORY »

In livestock production, timing is everything

In livestock management, timing is everything. Even the smallest off-tempo step can ripple into a larger effect on performance, and ultimately, the bottom line. FULL STORY »

Calves and carryover effects of toxic fescue

Cattle buyers often discount calves based on their perceptions of how well they will perform during subsequent production phases. “Fescue” calves are such a situation. FULL STORY »

Extended drought raises potential health issues

The extended drought being experienced across most of Kansas has reacquainted livestock producers and veterinarians with many drought-related problems. FULL STORY »

The economic value of value-added programs for beef calves

K-State livestock economist Ted Schroeder summarizes two new K-State studies, which together provide a clearer idea of the economic value of value-added programs for beef calves FULL STORY »

Preparing calves for their future

Cattle handling early on can affect your long term reputation as a supplier of highly sought after feeder cattle. FULL STORY »

Cattle management techniques to help producers during volatility

K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner shares information he presented at the recent K-State Beef Conference on ranch management in persistent drought conditions, with an emphasis on supplemental feeding management and limit-feeding beef cows. FULL STORY »

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