05/17/2012 5:50:00 AMRanch 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.
05/17/2012 5:05:00 AMJoel 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.
05/10/2012 2:42:38 PMSummer months in the northern plains mean an opportunity for cattle producers to graze weaned calves on pasture. ... Full story.
05/07/2012 1:07:30 PMIn 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.
05/06/2012 6:15:00 AMYou 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.
05/02/2012 1:05:00 PMMissouri beef producers learned that how their calves perform in feedlots starts with what happens on their farms—even before breeding time. ... Full story.
05/02/2012 9:57:31 AMCattle prices are high and are projected to remain high throughout 2012 despite seasonal volatility. ... Full story.
05/01/2012 11:28:24 AMFertility 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.
04/30/2012 2:35:00 PMMost 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.
04/27/2012 9:47:53 AMThe 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.
04/25/2012 12:57:05 PMRemember to follow these beef cattle management tips as temperatures get warmer. ... Full story.
04/22/2012 8:05:00 AMEven 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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10/19/2012We’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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