Nutrition

Be smart about making feed changes

01/27/2012 10:48:02 PM
In early 2011, Sean Jones of Massey, Md., was looking to save money on his feed cost. Jones had the opportunity to purchase some wet brewers grain. Based on an evaluation he did with his nutritionist using CPM-Dairy, it appeared that they would lose a half a pound of milk per cow per day by feeding the wet brewers grain. Jones decided to go ahead with the ration change anyway due to the savings in the ration of 15 cents per cow per day. ... Full story.

How often should you sample feedstuffs?

01/27/2012 10:48:02 PM
Forage sampling and analysis are the backbone of dairy nutrition and ration formulation. These tools have also become an integral part of forage contracting, pricing and inventory control programs used by dairy farmers and their consultants. As a result, traditional forage sampling and analysis guidelines may not always be adequate. ... Full story.

The Consequences Of Shortcuts In Beef Cattle Production

12/28/2010 1:52:15 PM
Taking shortcuts on a beef cattle operation can have advantages but can also produce some undesirable or unintended consequences. Sometimes taking the easy route can be a recipe for disaster in terms of production output, animal value, and/or profitability. There are many potential pitfalls for producers looking to cut corners to save time, labor, or money. ... Full story.

The Consequences Of Shortcuts In Beef Cattle Production

12/22/2010 2:51:54 PM
Taking shortcuts on a beef cattle operation can have advantages but can also produce some undesirable or unintended consequences. Sometimes taking the easy route can be a recipe for disaster in terms of production output, animal value, and/or profitability. ... Full story.

Tips To Winterize Your Cow Herd

12/01/2010 1:37:35 PM
The fall is coming to an end and for most farmers the crops are harvested, the calves weaned, and cows are preg checked. ... Full story.

NCBA, PLC Support Murkowski, Lincoln Resolution To Prevent EPA From Regulating Agriculture Out Of Business

05/18/2010 10:54:20 AM
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) are asking the Senate to stand up for American agriculture by supporting S. J. Res. 26 (“Resolution of Disapproval”) by Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Lincoln (D-AR).
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300 Days Of Grazing: Herd Performance For The 2008 & 2009 Calf Crop

05/14/2010 9:53:52 AM
The 300 days of grazing cowherd mainly consists of Balancer crossbred cows that have traditionally been bred back to Balancer bulls. In 2008, all 38 cows were bred to Balancer bulls to calve in September and October.
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Cattle Feeding: Profitable Forage Management Strategies

02/01/2010 8:47:54 AM
It’s okay if your cost of production goes up, claims Texas AgriLife Extension Forage Specialist Larry Redmon, as long as your profit margin increases accordingly. However, too many producers are seeing their profits decline or disappear. ... Full story.

Breeding back

04/15/2009 12:00:00 AM
Manage for a successful breeding season and higher calving percent-age. ... Full story.

Custom grazing strategies in today’s market

10/13/2008 12:00:00 AM
Market signals over the past year have increasingly pointed to a narrowing price slide, with heavier feeder cattle gaining value relative to lighter calves. ... Full story.

The price of performance

02/18/2008 12:00:00 AM
Improve production efficiency and profitability by taking advantage of breed differences, heterosis, feed efficiency. ... Full story.

Profit Strategies

10/16/2007 12:00:00 AM
Lowering the cost of developing a replacement heifer ... 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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