05/01/2013 11:10:57 AMCattle producers can use Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) to guard against lower calf prices this fall, says Matthew Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist. ... Full story.
04/24/2013 3:20:00 PMYou can’t capitalize on what you don’t market. A sound marketing strategy allows a producer to capture added value in a group of calves. ... Full story.
04/19/2013 9:24:01 AMIn all aspects of life, there always is a transition zone. In the cattle business, one of the most obvious transitions is winter to spring. ... Full story.
04/09/2013 2:35:55 PMHow much does nutrition impact the reproductive rates of cattle? According to Dr. Rick Funston, UNL Beef Reproductive Specialist, “The nutritional status of animals is difficult to measure, and this complicates interpretation of nutrition x reproduction interactions." ... Full story.
04/08/2013 1:37:54 PMThe calving season is in full swing for many spring calving cow herds. Hopefully in a month or so calving season will be over and then off to spring and summer pastures. ... Full story.
04/02/2013 10:45:00 AMThere is plenty of credit available for cattle producers, but they will have to be able to manage risk and develop a very solid business plan around their risk. ... Full story.
03/22/2013 9:40:28 AMTraditionally, income would be seen as a positive influence and expenses a negative in beef herds. ... Full story.
03/20/2013 9:29:47 AMWinter feeding costs are usually the most expensive component of annual costs in a cow-calf operation. Hay feeding is commonly used and provides a viable source of nutrients when pasture growth is typically slow or dormant during the winter months. ... Full story.
03/05/2013 10:10:00 AMWith the Jan. 1, 2013, total of all cattle and calves at 89.3 million head – the lowest reported number in over 60 years – the industry is very short on calf supply. ... Full story.
01/31/2013 1:30:00 PMThese days, you can lease cars, machinery and places to live. But, what about beef cows? Absolutely. ... Full story.
01/11/2013 9:50:00 AMAs we begin 2013, it is a good time to reflect on the successes of the year just past. It is also a great time to commit to plans for the New Year. ... Full story.
01/07/2013 10:50:00 AMUSDA estimated that there were 29.833 million beef cows in the country on January 1, 2012. USDA’s annual cattle inventory report, to be released on February 1, will provide the year’s first count of the herd, but based on beef cow slaughter and expected heifer retention last year, beef cow numbers were likely 1-1.5% lower on January 1, 2013. ... 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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