Calf prices are off significantly from where they were the last two years. Cost control will be important, as always, and close attention needs to be paid not to sacrifice performance. Here are three things to consider when it comes to...
Profit margins in the cow calf business have become quite slim this year. Here are three main reasons that the time immediately after weaning is a great time to add condition to your cows, for very little investment.
Oct 13, 2016
It is imperative that cows calve at or above ideal body condition in order to have enough body reserves to rebreed quickly. Increase digestibility this fall and winter and help your cows maintain body condition.
Oct 10, 2016
It’s important to offer diets and supplements that are nutrient dense and palatable during the weaning period to minimize nutritional stress on the calf.
Sep 16, 2016
Nutrition during early gestation is just as critical as during later gestation. Nutritional disruptions during pregnancy can...
Sep 14, 2016
Every year the decision to retain ownership, background, pre-condition or sell calves at weaning is debated. The answer is...
Apr 04, 2016
Energy intake by cows and heifers may be limited on early new grass thus contributing to breeding challenges. Supplemental...
Mar 01, 2016
Weather forecasters are calling for a wet spring, which means perfect breeding grounds for the horn fly. This cattle pest is estimated to cause losses of between $700 million and $1 billion to the U.S. beef industry annually. Here's how you...
Feb 02, 2016
Research shows that utilizing snow as a winter water source can be a viable option for cattle producers. Follow these tips to properly use snow on your ranch.
Jan 19, 2016
Beef producers can optimize digestion efficiency through two simple concepts - feed the rumen and protect the gut.