03/16/2012 10:31:15 AMWith last year’s drought and herd liquidations in Texas and Oklahoma, and a decline in cow herd numbers over recent years, conditions have combined to make the replacement heifer a very valuable commodity. ... Full story.
03/16/2012 9:15:00 AMAt one time, the carcass that is on the rail had a home. At one point, a producer made the decision to mate cows to a particular bull. ... Full story.
03/08/2012 3:03:23 PMBeef producers who want to purchase bulls or semen for their spring breeding herds should be doing their homework now, says a Purdue Extension beef specialist. ... Full story.
03/07/2012 10:21:02 AMWith cattle markets looking to stay high, calf producers should make certain their whole management system is operating efficiently. ... Full story.
03/06/2012 3:20:21 PMGlenn Selk discusses considerations when breeding yearling replacement heifers with synchronized artificial inseminations programs using the feed additive Melengestrol Acetate. ... Full story.
03/06/2012 11:50:00 AMBreeding season is a few months away. However, it is time to start thinking about Breeding Soundness Exams (BSE) for your bulls. ... Full story.
03/04/2012 10:05:00 AMFor commercial beef producers, the implementation of technologies and breeding systems that increase the quality and volume of production and/or reduce input costs is essential to profitability. ... Full story.
03/02/2012 2:55:12 PMAs producers work to rebuild cow herds, their success in rebreeding first-calf heifers in a timely manner has long-term economic consequences while presenting considerable management challenges. ... Full story.
03/02/2012 9:00:00 AMWhich calf was the most profitable? Was it a calf with a carcass value of $211.48, carcass weight of 680 pounds and a total value of $1,438.06 or a calf with a carcass value of $185.48, carcass weight of 1,017 pounds and a total value of $1,886.33? ... Full story.
03/02/2012 8:30:00 AMArtificial insemination breeding programs can help cattle producers capitalize on prices that are at an unprecedented high, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says. ... Full story.
02/28/2012 1:05:08 PMThe Illinois Performance Tested (IPT) Bull Sale was the lead-off event of the 2012 Illinois Beef Expo held on Feb. 23 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. ... Full story.
02/27/2012 2:25:00 PMK-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek advises cow-calf producers on conducting a breeding soundness examination on bulls before spring turn-out. ... Full story.
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10/19/2012We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.
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