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Maximize Pregnancy Rates When Using Artificial Insemination

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 24, 2015.

Managing factors that producers can influence is imperative when maximizing pregnancy rates.

BeefTalk: Cattle Deserve a Professional Herd-health Program

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 16, 2015.

The cost of implementing adequate biosecurity measures and associated vaccination protocols is minimal, compared with the cost of even losing one calf, let alone a cow or bull.

Schedule Breeding Soundness Exams Prior to Turnout

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 15, 2015.

Breeding soundness exams can uncover problems with just-purchased young bulls and older bulls that have sired calf crops.

BeefTalk: Start Planning Now if the Summer Looks Dry

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 09, 2015.

Drought and excess moisture are very frequent concerns in the agricultural community. This year appears to moving in the direction of dryness.

Dairy Focus: The Art of Handling Cattle Becomes a Life Lesson

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 09, 2015.

Animals learn to be handled if they’re handled calmly.

BeefTalk: Nice Weather for Calving is Priority One

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 02, 2015.

Every nice spring brings the comment: “Wish I could calve all my cows now.” Of course, those springs that bring cold weather and extensive snow and slush bring more negative comments about early calving.

BeefTalk: The Big 60 Means 60 Percent Calved in 21 Days!

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 26, 2015.

The 60 percent goal is very realistic.

Calf Losses Before Birth a Concern

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 24, 2015.

The best way to determine what caused an abortion or stillbirth in cattle is lab testing.

Beeftalk: Can Profitable Beef Operations Go Broke?

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 23, 2015.

The market price of a calf minus the direct expenses of producing that calf often is stated as profit. However, that calculation is far from any indication of the financial status of a beef operation.

Ready or Not, We’re Calving!

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 12, 2015.

Being prepared is a good way to help ensure the calving season goes smoothly.

BeefTalk: Is Return on Assets Large Enough to Expand the Cow Business?

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 19, 2015.

If the rate of return is inadequate for the one investing the assets into a business endeavor, there is no business.

BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Remains a Stable Business

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 05, 2015.

Beef producers are meeting the demands of modern beef production and can look forward to future decades with optimism.

Dairy Focus: Managing Feed Refusals

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Feb 26, 2015.

Dairy producers need to find the balance between feeding too little and too much.

BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Benchmarks for 2014

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Feb 26, 2015.

Each year, I look forward to the analysis that generates average values for beef traits.

BeefTalk: Got the Calving Book Handy?

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Feb 19, 2015.

A calving book is a book that allows producers to write down the tag number they put in the calf to record the date of birth as close as possible.
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