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Backgrounding Cattle 2012: High Feed Prices

A series of 6 archived videoconference presentations (recorded October 17, 2012) dealing with backgrounding beef cattle.

Backgrounding may be an economically viable alternative to selling calves at weaning. Learn more about backgrounding and how it might work for your operation from the presentations below.

Cattle Situation and Outlook - Fall 2012
Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock marketing economist
Cattle Situation and Outlook Fall 2012

Feed Costs and Rations for Backgrounding Calves
Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension area livestock specialist
Feed Costs and Rations for Backgrounding Calves

Systems and Budgets for Backgrounding Calves
John Dhuyvetter, NDSU Extension area livestock specialist
Systems and Budgets for Backgrounding Calves

Weaning Stewardship: The Art of Weaning Without Stress
Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU associate professor for livestock stewardship
Weaning Stewardship: The Art of Weaning Without Stress

Alternative Backgrounding Methods
Doug Landblom, Dickinson Research Extension Center
Alternative Backgrounding Methods

Backgrounding Heifers: Replacements or Feeders?
Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist
Backgrounding Heifers

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