Management

Use caution when thinking about restocking after drought

04/19/2012 11:39:00 AM
Experts with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are advising beef cattle producers to use caution and strategic planning when thinking about restocking herds after drought. ... Full story.

Summer grazing potential

04/17/2012 4:05:00 PM
A much warmer than normal spring in the Northern Plains and in other areas as well has grass greening up earlier than normal. So, given the volatile prices that have been occurring, what is the profit potential for grazing calves this summer? ... Full story.

Determination of pregnancy status vital for beef herd rebuiding

04/16/2012 4:02:46 PM
Blood pregnancy testing helps you determine who to breed, who to keep and who to cull. ... Full story.

Going from biased to best: Decisions on cattle operations

04/16/2012 3:34:44 PM
Most cattle producers strive to make good decisions on their operations. ... Full story.

Late calving cows: Getting them back on track

04/11/2012 11:25:00 AM
To maintain an annual calving interval (≤ 365 days), conception must occur within 80 days of calving; however, the period of anestrus following calving is frequently greater than 60 days. ... Full story.

Developing a grazing plan - Goals and inventory

04/05/2012 3:55:00 PM
Having a grazing plan for your ranch can be an extremely useful tool to help you maximize your profits from a pasture based operation. ... Full story.

Texas A&M begins herd-rebuilding seminars

04/05/2012 11:12:43 AM
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is beginning a statewide educational initiative "Rebuilding the Beef Herd" focusing on rebuilding breeding cattle numbers within the state. ... Full story.

Quality assurance encompasses feed management practices

04/03/2012 4:25:00 PM
When people hear about quality assurance in livestock, they automatically think of topics like how to give an injection or read a drug label. ... Full story.

Do calves born earlier in the breeding season have an advantage?

04/02/2012 6:00:00 AM
University of Wyoming animal scientist Scott Lake, PhD, describes how a tighter calving season can affect long-term productivity and financial returns in cow-calf herds. ... Full story.

Texas herd-rebuilding series begins April 3

03/30/2012 12:19:28 PM
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is beginning a statewide educational initiative “Rebuilding the Beef Herd” focusing on rebuilding breeding cattle inventories within the state. There will be five areas of focus, Challenges in Agriculture Financing, Forage Recovery, Options for Replacements, Value of Replacements, and Generational Turnover. ... Full story.

New calves and green grass: That’s not all spring is about.

03/30/2012 10:43:21 AM
Pre-breeding vaccinations are a critical step this spring to prevent reproductive disease from hurting next year’s profits. ... Full story.

Spotlight on economics: LRP -- crop insurance for livestock

03/29/2012 10:16:08 AM
Most market classes of livestock set record high prices in 2011 and record high prices also are occurring in 2012. However, record price volatility and uncertainty also exist. ... 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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