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 »

Expect high prices, low returns

Prices for all cattle and calves are expected to remain strong throughout 2013, with analysts predicting prices to set new record highs this spring. FULL STORY »

Warm, dry spring is Forecast

A developing La Niña in the Pacific Ocean could provide favorable conditions for a return of drought to the Central Plains in 2013. FULL STORY »

Know your genetics companies

The science and application of DNA testing and genomic-enhanced selection in beef cattle continues to advance. Recent changes in the two major companies offering genomics services, however, could create some confusion. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Equipment - Keep an accurate bale count

Hay has become a precious commodity with many producers now storing round bales under a roof. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Animal Health – Encourage immunity in calves

Resistance to disease is greatly dependent on antibodies or immunoglobulins and can be either active or passive in origin, says Oklahoma State University Extension specialist Glen Selk, PhD. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Genetic Selection - Use calving-ease scores

With spring bull-buying season approaching, Kansas State University cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber, PhD, reminds producers that calving-ease scores are a better selection tool than birthweights alone. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Cow-Calf - Evaluate winter feed options

Cow-calf producers this winter face considerable challenges in cost-effectively feeding late-gestation cows. FULL STORY »

Ascent of the chicken wing

Beef really needs a chicken-wing equivalent. FULL STORY »

McDonald’s lets Aussies “TrackMyMacca’s” Play video

Consumers want to know where their food comes from, and - in Australia at least - McDonald's is utilizing cutting-edge technology to identify farmers, ranchers, fishermen and other suppliers. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Equipment - Precondition for animal welfare

Might preconditioning of calves become a requirement? Dan Thomson, DVM, PhD, Beef Cattle Institute, Kansas State University, thinks it could happen and that it should. FULL STORY »

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