Management

Heat stress may cause premature calving in fall-calving herds

08/06/2012 12:52:20 PM
Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season. ... Full story.

East, Central Texas producers with hay will likely hold onto it

07/31/2012 1:55:00 PM
In 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.

Spreadsheet calculates cost of CRP hay and grazing

07/30/2012 4:30:00 PM
With 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.

BeefTalk: Tough decisions but cattle must pay for themselves

07/31/2012 11:08:12 AM
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.

Drought management: No more excuses!

07/24/2012 1:27:31 PM
Whether 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.

Farmers short of hay should think twice before baling soybeans

07/20/2012 11:40:00 AM
Soybeans 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.

Prevent beef calf respiratory disease

07/17/2012 11:10:00 AM
After 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.

Managing cattle with reduced stress

07/06/2012 3:15:00 PM
Stress 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.

Website, workshops help ranchers in time of drought

07/02/2012 10:52:00 AM
As drought continues to take hold of the state, managing drought on the range becomes ever more important. ... Full story.

Heat stress and beef cattle

06/28/2012 12:35:00 PM
High temperatures raise the concern of heat stress on cattle. Heat stress is hard on livestock, especially in combination with high humidity. ... Full story.

Midwest states issue heat stress warnings for cattle

06/27/2012 4:26:55 PM
Heat stress maps show farmers should take steps to ensure the safety of themselves and their cattle as Midwest and southern states have heat forecasted at emergency levels. ... Full story.

Prevention is key for seedstock breeder

06/25/2012 10:54:32 AM
With 70 years of experience, the Anderson family knows that fall calving and a sound vaccination program can help conquer the rough geography and climate of Eastern Oregon. And after some trial and error, they also discovered a niche in the seedstock business. ... Full story.
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Ask the expert: Mixing cows from drought-stricken ranches

10/19/2012
We’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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