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BeefTalk: Grass Turnout Date is More Than a Desire

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

In the production world, producing beef from grass depends on the development of grazing plans that allow plants to fully utilize their genetics that have evolved for centuries.

BeefTalk: Are 60 Percent Calving in First 21 Days?

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

If the percentage of cows calving the first 21 days of the calving season is less than 60 percent and the percentage of cows calving the second 21 days of the calving season is greater than 25 percent, a serious re-evaluation of the herd needs to occur.

Burke Teichert Keynote Speaker for NDSU Ranching Workshop

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 16, 2014.

This workshop focuses on strategic planning and keys to success.

NDSU to Hold 3rd Annual Angus U

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

The program provides producers with information on their cattle’s feedlot performance.

BeefTalk: A Teachable Moment

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

We may think we have covered every nook and cranny in our various management plans, but are we truly prepared for everything?

BeefTalk: Do the Cows Fit the Operation?

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 27, 2014.

Are the dedicated resources and activities that are present within the cattle operation optimal in regard to the economic efficiency of the operation?

Dairy Focus: N.D. Has Rich Dairy History

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 26, 2014.

Share your memories and photos of North Dakota’s dairy history.

BeefTalk: Are Your Cows Ready to Rebreed?

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

From now until breeding, feed is needed to meet the cow’s postpartum recovery and lactation needs.

BeefTalk: Big or Little Socket?

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 14, 2014.

Having a socket set that only has large sockets makes no more sense than only buying bulls that are trait leaders for growth.

Market Advisor: N.D. Bucks U.S. Trend of Declining Beef Cows

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

While U.S. beef cow numbers declined, beef cows in North Dakota increased to 943,000, which is up by 21,000 head as of Jan. 1, 2014.

Document Livestock Losses

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 03, 2014.

Farm bill may provide producers with compensation for some livestock losses.

BeefTalk: It Pays to Read the Tag

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Feb 27, 2014.

Data is essential for finding the desired genetics when selecting bulls.

BeefTalk: Understanding EPD Percentile Tables is Important

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

A simple way to deal with the table is to decide on what level of performance one wants to shop for.

BeefTalk: In Search of Good Sires

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

The bottom line is to know the breed average EPDs for the traits of interest, know the herd historical and current averages for EPD traits of interest, set herd goals and then select the right bulls.

NSIP Genetic Tool for Sheep, Goat Producers

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Feb 13, 2014.

Quantitative genetic selection can help producers make good breeding decisions.
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