08/06/2012 2:02:51 PMIn order to maximize the productivity of a female within a beef cattle operation she must produce a marketable calf on every 365 days. ... Full story.
08/06/2012 12:49:56 PMThe struggle for sourcing feed continues as cattle producers evaluate current and future feeding options. Even though the culling is deep, there still are cows left to feed, so now is the time to call a good beef cattle nutritionist. ... Full story.
08/06/2012 12:52:20 PMSome heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season. ... Full story.
07/31/2012 1:55:00 PMIn 2011, Midwestern producers were shipping hay to Texas as the state faced unprecedented drought and forage shortages, but don’t count on East Texas to return the favor this year as the Midwest undergoes its own drought. ... Full story.
07/30/2012 4:30:00 PMWith the announced Aug. 2 opening of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) ground in all Iowa counties for emergency haying and grazing for certain practices, producers may be wondering whether to use their land for those purposes. ... Full story.
07/31/2012 11:08:12 AMAs 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.
07/24/2012 1:27:31 PMWhether your particular location qualifies as "drought-stricken" I suppose depends on your individual perspective or a classification by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The fact is beef producers are facing some tough management decisions as a result of the dry conditions. ... Full story.
07/20/2012 11:40:00 AMSoybeans were introduced on Missouri farms as a hay crop, not an oilseed crop. That started back in the dry years of the 1930s. ... Full story.
07/17/2012 11:10:00 AMAfter 3 weeks of age, almost one-third of beef calf deaths are from respiratory disease. W. Mark Hilton, DVM, Dipl. ABVP-Beef Cattle, Purdue University, generally sees respiratory issues and summer pneumonia in calves between 2–4 months of age. ... Full story.
07/06/2012 3:15:00 PMStress is a big factor contributing to beef product merit and many diseases which affect cattle. The stress related to extreme weather conditions most often cannot be avoided. ... Full story.
07/02/2012 10:52:00 AMAs drought continues to take hold of the state, managing drought on the range becomes ever more important. ... Full story.
06/28/2012 12:35:00 PMHigh temperatures raise the concern of heat stress on cattle. Heat stress is hard on livestock, especially in combination with high humidity. ... 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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