Kris Ringwall

BeefTalk: Uff Da!

Seven hundred eighty dollars' worth of hay for a calf: uff da! Seasonal and yearly trends repeat. In fact, in 2008, the same concerns were very evident as the hay yards were empty. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Who said change would be easy

Is the cattle industry really changing? The industry may or may not be changing, but at the Dickinson Research Extension Center, the cow business has changed. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Grass versus corn, TDN cost per unit

In years past, given the price of feed grains, it was a given to buy grain. If one was short of forage, buy grain. If one was looking to expand, buy grain. If one was thinking of the future, build feed bunks and pens and buy grain. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Calculating cost per unit is critical

The world of costs is not really that complicated, but often it is overlooked. Although it is true that feed must be edible, free of digestive problems and compatible with the beef cow, that still leaves a large selection of alternative feedstuffs. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Tough decisions but cattle must pay for themselves

As summer comes to a close, the first step is to establish an inventory of our cattle, remaining pasture availability, carryover hay and potential hay production. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Let cattle rest and check water and check water again

There are days when finding bright spots is hard because the beef industry is in a bit of a tough spot. Things will work out, but, for today, it is tough. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: How to survive the cattle business

As the Fourth of July passes by again and numerous gatherings of family and friends wrap up, there is a call for a little time to rest and catch up. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: 4, 3 or 2 pounds of gain, so what?

Cattle always are on the cutting edge, at least commercial cattle are. That means the average cow can be called upon to fit many niches. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Integrating a new grass and beef production model

In recent years, much discussion has been held regarding grass and beef production. The concept of integrating the two production activities seems like a no-brainer. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Don't take bull fertility for granted

Late May and early June are prime bull turnout times in the beef business, so the final check needs to be done now to make sure every bull is ready to go. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Are your cows ready for breeding?

Well, what is, is. After a long and fairly nice winter, cattle are moving slowly to the cool-season grasses. FULL STORY »

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