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BeefTalk: Step 1 for Bull Buying: Simmental Example

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

The baseline traits used are simple growth traits that meet my “touchy, feely” criteria.

Buying Bulls by the Numbers

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

The workshop will focus on how beef producers can use estimated progeny differences and DNA in bull selection.

BeefTalk: Step 1 for Bull Buying: Red Angus Example

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

I like to start with the basic growth traits, which are those “touchy, feely” traits that connect what I see in the cattle to what the data is trying to tell me.

NDSU Feedlot School Set for Jan 20-21

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Dec 10, 2014.

Participants will learn about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing.

Now is Time to Check Cattle Rations, Test Feeds

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Dec 05, 2014.

Inadequate nutrition can cause cows to lose weight and body condition.

BeefTalk: Step 1 for Buying a Bull: Find the Base Herd EPD Values

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Dec 04, 2014.

The bull’s EPD values are the best representation of who he is.

N.D. 4-H Volunteers, Longtime Families Honored

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Dec 04, 2014.

The North Dakota 4-H Foundation recognizes dedicated 4-H volunteers.

BeefTalk: Prepping for the Bull-buying Season

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Nov 26, 2014.

Genetic uniformity starts at home by selecting good bulls through knowledgeable and informed selection and implementing focused production goals for clear outcomes relevant to beef cattle production.

BeefTalk: We Can Do Better

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Nov 20, 2014.

Focused breeding goals, with clear outcomes relevant to the production of beef, should be at the heart of all cattle operations.

BeefTalk: Proper Cow Nutrition Now Saves Headaches Later

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Nov 13, 2014.

A cow is more likely to sustain a healthy state of living when the feed she consumes is a mixture of green and yellow feeds.

BeefTalk: Cull Deep Enough to Find Those Freeloaders

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Nov 06, 2014.

Cows that do not produce are just one notch above those cows that are open.

BeefTalk: Change, It’s in Your Mind

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 30, 2014.

The needs of today’s cattle industry are not the same as yesteryear’s needs.

BeefTalk: It’s Time to Buy That New Recliner

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 23, 2014.

This is the time to make good on that long-promised opportunity to do something for the family and ranch help.

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.
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