Profit Tips: Facilities - Water improvements during drought

As drought continues across much of the country, watershed specialists from Kansas State University offer these tips for providing water to livestock. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Equipment - Easy trailer hookup

One of the more frustrating chores on a ranch, when you are by yourself, can be hooking-up the stock trailer to a truck. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Pasture Management - Show cattle where to graze

Left on their own, cattle can overgraze riparian areas and neglect valuable forage on more difficult terrain further from water. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Cattle Feeding - The value of carcass gain

On a live-weight basis, average daily gains tend to decline late in the finishing period, possibly triggering shipment of cattle as cost of gain appears to approach or exceed the value of gain. FULL STORY »

Issues that Matter: COOL - it's back

It’s been more than a decade since mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat products turned up in the 2002 Farm Bill, and the issue remains as contentious as ever. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Equipment - Portable workstation

Routine chores around the cattle barn and shop are made easier with a portable workstation designed by James Hofer. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Reproduction - Early-calving heifers earn more

Delivering her first calf early in the calving season sets a heifer up for long-term productivity. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Forage kochia could revitalize rangeland

Forage kochia is a perennial shrub that is well adapted to dry conditions and provides feed value to cattle. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Reproduction - Delay heifer development

Several studies in recent years have shown replacement heifers can weigh less at first breeding than previously assumed without reducing conception or calving rates. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Cow-calf - Watch for signs of hypothermia in calves

Cold weather during spring calving season creates a risk of calf loss due to hypothermia, but South Dakota State University Extension specialist Tracey Renelt says early intervention can save valuable calves. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Nutrition - Boost heifer nutrition

University of Nebraska Extension beef specialist Rick Rasby, PhD, reminds ranchers heifers have different nutritional requirements from mature cows. FULL STORY »

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