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Weaning Stewardship

Dr. Gerald Stokka talks about weaning calves without stress.This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2014.

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Developing Replacement Heifers

NDSU Extension beef specialist Carl Dahlen discusses developing replacement heifers. This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2014.

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Budgets and Opportunities

NDSU Extension area livestock specialist John Dhuyvetter discusses budgeting for backgrounding calves. This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2014.

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Feed Costs and Rations

NDSU Extension area livestock specialist Karl Hoppe discusses feed costs and rations for backgrounding calves. This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2014.

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Cattle Situation & Outlook - Fall 2014

NDSU Extension livestock marketing economist Tim Petry discusses the price outlook for beef cattle going into the fall and winter of 2014. This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2014.

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Supplementation Frequency and Forage Replacement - Title Slide

Beyond the Bunk/Beef College 2012

This collaborative event of the North Dakota State University Animal Sciences Department and Extension Service, and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (held December 19, 2012) featured key industry spokesmen offering their insight into the current state of the beef industry, and the latest research on feed efficiency, vaccination programs, and improving the feeding value of corn stover are among the topics at a daylong beef cattle workshop.

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Ergot in Your Feeds?

Ergot in your feeds can lead to ergotism. This article explain ergotism and the importance of early detection in the treatment of the disease.

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Calf with Ear Tag in Straw Bedding

Effects of Injectable Vitamin Products on Serum Vitamin and Selenium Concentrations and Growth Performance in Beef Calves

NDSU researchers are studying the effectiveness of vitamin A-D-E or Bo-Se injection on raising serum fat-soluble vitamin and selenium concentrations of newborn calves in the first 48 hours after treatment.

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Two Cows at Pasture

Providing Extra Feed to Nutritionally Stressed Cows; Timing for Proper Calf Development

NDSU researchers examine how restricting nutrient delivery and subsequently feeding to nutrient requirements from early to midgestation can affect the development of placental blood vessels and the fetus.

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Cow and self-feeder

Self-feeding Options

With limitations on available labor, time or buying power, some situations lend themselves to self-feeding. John Dhuyvetter, NDSU Extension Area Livestock Specialist, covers some of the options.

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Cattle Winter Forage

Sufficient Nutrients Vital for Beef Cows

The protein percentage and physical form of standing forages can affect whether cattle are getting sufficient nutrients.

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Cattle in Feedlot

The Effect of Supplementation of Distillers Grains to Calves on Hay Intake, Feeding Behavior and Growth Performance

Research projects have concluded ethanol byproducts can be an effective supplement. NDSU researchers are going further investigating the effects these byproducts might have of feeding behavior.

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Cattle with Tire Feeders

Watch Your Tires!

Inverted tires can make great structures to hold cattle feed and water, but if not properly maintained can cause hardware disease.

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Testing Hay for Nutrition

Sampling Feeds and Testing for Nutritional Value

The best way to use your feed resources is to know what quality you have. This post explains how to test feed, what tools to use, how many samples to take and what to test for.

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Cattle Feeding

The 5 W’s of Managing Feed Delivery

Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist covers the "Who," "What," "Where," "Why," "When," and "How" of feeding situations, to help refine feeding management and optimize feed delivery and utilization.

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Adding Value to Calves Through Source and Age Verification, Vaccinations, etc.

NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen discusses age & source verification, vaccinations and more to add value to your calves. This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2011: Costs, Prices and Possibilities.

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Feed Efficiencies and Feed/Coproduct Prices

NDSU Extension area livestock specialist Karl Hoppe discusses efficient feeding of cattle and feed and coproduct prices. This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2011: Costs, Prices and Possibilities.

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Cost of Gain and Budgeting

NDSU Extension area livestock specialist John Dhuyvetter discusses budgeting for feed for cattle. This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2011: Costs, Prices and Possibilities.

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Feed Costs and Rations for Backgrounding Calves

NDSU Extension area livestock specialist Karl Hoppe discusses feed costs and rations for backgrounding calves. This presentation was part of NDSU Extension Service's workshop, Backgrounding Cattle 2012: High Feed Prices.

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