Nutrition

Opportunities for managing your hay supply

02/14/2012 12:37:09 PM
February may not be the time of year that you would normally evaluate hay resources, but maybe you should. ... Full story.

Keep replacement heifers growing

02/13/2012 12:15:00 PM
Replacement heifers that have just reached puberty and started cycling may be vulnerable to any drastic change in feed intake. ... Full story.

Time of feeding influence on calving

02/13/2012 9:41:37 AM
As calving is rapidly approaching for many of you, there are some management factors you can take into consideration to help influence a larger percentage of your cows to calve during the daylight hours. ... Full story.

Supplementation strategies for late-gestation cows

02/08/2012 11:40:00 AM
K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi provides input on nutrition management for cows and heifers moving through the spring calving season. ... Full story.

Things to consider for spring forage management

02/08/2012 10:36:46 AM
Think spring! It can be one of the busiest and most important seasons in terms of determining this year’s plans for sustainable and profitable production. ... Full story.

You cannot starve a profit into a cow

02/21/2012 9:53:58 AM
Most cattle producers in Oklahoma and Texas had a difficult 2011. The drought prevented an adequate amount of hay from being harvested or purchased for a reasonable price. ... Full story.

Selection based on disposition helps the entire beef industry

02/06/2012 12:38:20 PM
In 2012, many decisions about cattle selection will be taking place in beef herds everywhere. ... Full story.

Cow nutrition affects calf health and herd productivity for years

02/03/2012 1:30:12 PM
Proper cow nutrition affects calf performance, health and survivability more than any other factor. Problems are magnified in heifers if they are not properly supplemented. Here are some of the problems that can be encountered if cow nutrition is lacking during gestation of the calf. ... Full story.

Forage Focus: Junk feed = thin cows, weak calves

02/21/2012 9:56:25 AM
While I know many are tired of hearing it, it's apparent the poor quality hay that was harvested and 'stored' over much of Ohio in 2011 is now coming back to haunt some of us. ... Full story.

Cattle numbers increased in Michigan and decreased nationally

02/01/2012 1:07:04 PM
Want to learn the cost of beef production in Michigan? Have an interest in grazing costs? Join MSUE for a webinar series. ... Full story.

Drought reduces Argentina’s corn crop

01/31/2012 12:05:00 PM
Argentina began the year with generally favorable growing conditions, but heat and dryness during December and early January has severely reduced production potential. ... Full story.

Cattle producers show surprise interest in expansion

01/30/2012 2:50:43 PM
Although beef supplies will be very short for several more years, the USDA's Cattle report indicates that the very early stages of beef cattle expansion have begun as beef heifer retention has increased a modest 1 percent, said Chris Hurt, a Purdue University Extension economist.

"However, the big picture is that beef cow numbers dropped 3 percent last year, and this will mean a smaller calf crop in 2012 that will keep cattle slaughter small for 2013 and 2014." ... 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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