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BeefTalk: Register Those Bulls!

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jan 22, 2015.

Even if individual animal identification numbers are not available for all the cattle in the inventory, the registration numbers available throughout the purebred business are critical and the heart of the breed association.

BeefTalk: Buy Wisely and Spend Thriftily

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jan 15, 2015.

The first and greatest cost is maintaining the cow inventory.

Buying Bulls by the Numbers

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

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

BeefTalk: After-the-party Blues

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jan 08, 2015.

Those who do their homework will lessen the pains of life, but even then there are no guarantees in this business.

Spotlight on Economics: Byproduct Exports Important to Cattle Prices

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

Beef byproducts include all edible and inedible items from harvested cattle that are not part of the dressed carcass.

BeefTalk: Revising the Bull Pen

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

Embedding the right EPD values for the chosen traits into the herd is critical for long-term genetic success.

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.

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.
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