11/13/2013 10:35:00 AMOne of the program priorities of the Iowa Beef Center is to help the industry adapt to environmental and economic risk. ... Full story.
10/25/2013 8:34:58 AMIn many parts of Arkansas, producers experienced plenty of spring and early summer rainfall. Unlike last year, hay is abundant and in many cases producers have more hay than they have cattle. ... Full story.
10/04/2013 6:05:00 AMThere’s no weather guarantee for 2014, but cattle producers can’t wait until next spring to make herd rebuilding plans so the time to decipher a plan for your operation is now. ... Full story.
08/21/2013 4:25:38 PMCattle producers interested in adding cattle to their herds can take advantage of a program developed by Kansas State University to improve management techniques and marketability of heifers. ... Full story.
08/19/2013 10:43:16 AMIncreasing live and feeder cattle prices, lower feed costs and green pastures across the Great Plains have cattle producers interested in herd rebuilding following consecutive years of drought. ... Full story.
08/07/2013 4:25:00 PMRecovering pastures and reduced feed prices are likely to spark a slow trend of heifer retention for U.S. beef producers, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt says. ... Full story.
07/30/2013 2:54:15 PMCalf numbers in 2012 were at a 64-year low, in part due to drought, rising feed costs and increased land values. Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and other universities are exploring how to increase those numbers in a sustainable way. ... Full story.
07/22/2013 11:22:56 AMA mild, rainy spring has yielded to heat, humidity and lack of moisture, and the state's livestock have begun to suffer the consequences. ... Full story.
07/16/2013 11:50:00 AMDuring drought, our focus is generally on what we don’t have and can’t do. Culling a portion of the cow herd is often needed during extended drought. ... Full story.
06/28/2013 2:00:55 PMWhile there are signs of some ranchers beginning to rebuild herds, experts at the Independent Cattlemen’s Association meeting are monitoring the beef cattle situation closely as drought conditions continue to affect parts of Texas beef production country. ... Full story.
05/10/2013 9:04:03 AMAs the calving season winds down, check the calving book. Count the number of cows that calved within 21 days from when the third mature cow calved. Keep counting until you get to the end of the calving book. ... Full story.
05/09/2013 1:45:00 PMThe drought has eased in places, but it persists in 40 percent of the U.S. and another 10 percent could revert if seasonal rains stay away this summer. That outlook from the USDA Drought Monitor has many ranchers short on grazing or water at a crossroads. ... 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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