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BeefTalk: Age and Weight Are Cow Herd Dynamics

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 16, 2014.

The cow herd averages 5.6 years of age. Does this mean that all the cows should be managed as 5-year-old cows?

Dairy Focus: Holstein Bull Calves Have Value

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 15, 2014.

The process of developing healthy calves starts at birth.

BeefTalk: Time to Sort the Thin, Young or Old Cows

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 09, 2014.

“Thin cows do not compete” and “they need more feed” are points that need to be written on a barn wall, painted on pasture fences and noted on all of your paperwork.

NDSU Offers Beef Cattle Winter Management Workshops

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 09, 2014.

The workshop will be held in four locations Nov. 12-13.

BeefTalk: A Time to Reflect and Ponder

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 02, 2014.

The night drive across western North Dakota was quite interesting. I remembered all the times I had driven these roads hoping to see another car.

BeefTalk: When a Cow is Determined to be Market Beef, Sell Her

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Sep 25, 2014.

Is the current market demand for beef strong enough to let more cows go or should a producer hold on to more cows to increase the herd?

NDSU Shares Beef Cattle Research Results

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Sep 19, 2014.

NDSU researchers study several beef cattle topics in 2014.

BeefTalk: Cow Herd Expansion Needs Land

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Sep 18, 2014.

The competition for land and land use are compelling forces that will impact the cattle industry.

BeefTalk: Have Some Bulls to Cull?

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Sep 11, 2014.

Rather than keeping problem, inferior or old bulls through the winter, give some thought to marketing the culls.

BeefTalk: Wet and Dry; There Is No Constant

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Aug 28, 2014.

The center, as with all producers, embarks on a management regime that adds and subtracts cattle, and moves cattle to take timely advantage of a plant’s response to moisture.

BeefTalk: Records, a Positive Opportunity

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Aug 07, 2014.

Not all success is associated directly with meticulous recordkeeping, but those who keep records with factual-based goals certainly will have less positive or negative surprises.

BeefTalk: May Calving Bull Turnout is Aug. 1

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 24, 2014.

Again this year, the bulls will be turned out on Aug. 1, with the expected start of the 2015 calving season set at May 10.

BeefTalk: Is There a Place for Cows in the Future?

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 17, 2014.

Like it or not, for beef production to expand, the economics of the beef cow needs to have a threefold increase in net returns to compete with crop production.

BeefTalk: The Cow Herd Struggles to Expand

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 10, 2014.

BeefTalk: Do the Math - Income Minus Cost Equals Net Return

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 03, 2014.

If a producer wants to keep control of long-term survival, then costs need to be controlled.
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