02/13/2012 9:41:37 AMAs 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.
02/08/2012 11:40:00 AMK-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi provides input on nutrition management for cows and heifers moving through the spring calving season. ... Full story.
02/08/2012 10:36:46 AMThink 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.
02/21/2012 9:53:58 AMMost 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.
02/06/2012 12:38:20 PMIn 2012, many decisions about cattle selection will be taking place in beef herds everywhere. ... Full story.
02/03/2012 1:30:12 PMProper 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.
02/21/2012 9:56:25 AMWhile 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.
02/01/2012 1:07:04 PMWant to learn the cost of beef production in Michigan? Have an interest in grazing costs? Join MSUE for a webinar series. ... Full story.
01/31/2012 12:05:00 PMArgentina began the year with generally favorable growing conditions, but heat and dryness during December and early January has severely reduced production potential. ... Full story.
01/30/2012 2:50:43 PMAlthough 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.
01/27/2012 10:47:11 PMIf your fresh- and high-producing cows have a sharp loss in body condition after calving, a greater occurrence of metabolic disorders and delayed resumption of estrus, then you might want to assess energy levels in your dry-cow diet. ... Full story.
01/27/2012 10:47:11 PMHow much harvested forage or purchased grains and commodities are wasted on your operation? As of mid-January, a 1,000-bushel semi-trailer of corn grain was worth about $6,000. ... 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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