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BeefTalk: Feed Those Cows the Right Amount of Feed   ( 2015-01-29 )
A common mistake that is made as the weather warms is to reduce the feed a little bit.
BeefTalk: Register Those Bulls!   ( 2015-01-22 )
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   ( 2015-01-15 )
The first and greatest cost is maintaining the cow inventory.
BeefTalk: After-the-party Blues   ( 2015-01-08 )
Those who do their homework will lessen the pains of life, but even then there are no guarantees in this business.
BeefTalk: Revising the Red Angus and Simmental Bull Pen   ( 2014-12-31 )
The process begins again each year by evaluating the genetics of the “keeper bulls” prior to going out and bidding on similar or better bulls.
BeefTalk: Revising the Bull Pen   ( 2014-12-23 )
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   ( 2014-12-18 )
The baseline traits used are simple growth traits that meet my “touchy, feely” criteria.
BeefTalk: Step 1 for Bull Buying: Red Angus Example   ( 2014-12-11 )
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.
BeefTalk: Step 1 for Buying a Bull: Find the Base Herd EPD Values   ( 2014-12-04 )
The bull’s EPD values are the best representation of who he is.
BeefTalk: Prepping for the Bull-buying Season   ( 2014-11-26 )
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   ( 2014-11-20 )
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   ( 2014-11-13 )
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.
BeefTalk: Cull Deep Enough to Find Those Freeloaders   ( 2014-11-06 )
Cows that do not produce are just one notch above those cows that are open.
BeefTalk: Change, It’s in Your Mind   ( 2014-10-30 )
The needs of today’s cattle industry are not the same as yesteryear’s needs.
BeefTalk: It’s Time to Buy That New Recliner   ( 2014-10-23 )
This is the time to make good on that long-promised opportunity to do something for the family and ranch help.
BeefTalk: Age and Weight Are Cow Herd Dynamics   ( 2014-10-16 )
The cow herd averages 5.6 years of age. Does this mean that all the cows should be managed as 5-year-old cows?
BeefTalk: Time to Sort the Thin, Young or Old Cows   ( 2014-10-09 )
“Thin cows do not compete” and “they need more feed” are points that need to be written on a barn wall, painted on pasture fences and noted on all of your paperwork.
BeefTalk: A Time to Reflect and Ponder   ( 2014-10-02 )
The night drive across western North Dakota was quite interesting. I remembered all the times I had driven these roads hoping to see another car.
BeefTalk: When a Cow is Determined to be Market Beef, Sell Her   ( 2014-09-25 )
Is the current market demand for beef strong enough to let more cows go or should a producer hold on to more cows to increase the herd?
BeefTalk: Cow Herd Expansion Needs Land   ( 2014-09-18 )
The competition for land and land use are compelling forces that will impact the cattle industry.
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