Management

Calving calculations 

05/17/2012 5:50:00 AM
Ranch manager Joel Vaad shifted to later calving and made other adjustments after carefully analyzing his options for reducing feed costs and boosting returns at the Maxwell Ranch near Livermore, Colo. ... Full story.

Later calving, more profit 

05/17/2012 5:05:00 AM
Joel Vaad manages the Maxwell Ranch, a commercial cow-calf operation owned by the Colorado State University Research Foundation. Vaad recently moved the herd’s calving season from February to May, resulting in dramatically lower feed costs that more than make up for lighter weaning weights. ... Full story.

Stocker calves: Vaccination considerations

05/10/2012 2:42:38 PM
Summer months in the northern plains mean an opportunity for cattle producers to graze weaned calves on pasture. ... Full story.

Cow-calf bootcamp sharpens management skills 

05/07/2012 1:07:30 PM
In this SUNUP segment, we travel to Cow-Calf Bootcamp in Kellyville to talk with Dave Sparks and Brian Pugh, as well as the co-owner of Enlow Ranch and other producers. ... Full story.

What in the world happened?

05/06/2012 6:15:00 AM
You aren’t into a new calving season for very long and you think you have seen all the things that can go wrong (big heads, small pelvis, leg back, head back, handful of tail, etc.). ... Full story.

Tour of Kansas feedlot shows quality premiums start pre-breeding

05/02/2012 1:05:00 PM
Missouri beef producers learned that how their calves perform in feedlots starts with what happens on their farms—even before breeding time. ... Full story.

Spring management can increase fall calf values

05/02/2012 9:57:31 AM
Cattle prices are high and are project­ed to remain high throughout 2012 despite seasonal volatility. ... Full story.

Managing for reproductive success: Fertility level of the semen

05/01/2012 11:28:24 AM
Fertility is influenced by many factors, and one of the best methods to look at factors that influence fertility is with the “Equation of Reproduction”. ... Full story.

Valuable information in production records

04/30/2012 2:35:00 PM
Most beef cattle producers know about the IRM red books or other similar products that can be carried around in your shirt pocket to keep calving records and all kinds of other valuable information about your cow herd management throughout the year. ... Full story.

BeefTalk: Birth weight in the eyes of a chicken

04/27/2012 9:47:53 AM
The question of birth weight is always a good topic during calving. More precisely, birth weight involving calving replacement heifers or first-calf heifers. Generally, older cows have few calving problems. ... Full story.

April beef management calendar

04/25/2012 12:57:05 PM
Remember to follow these beef cattle management tips as temperatures get warmer. ... Full story.

Breed heifers before cows

04/22/2012 8:05:00 AM
Even though calving season is not yet done for most producers, it's not too soon to begin planning for breeding of open heifers. ... Full story.
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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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