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BeefTalk: Have Some Bulls to Cull?   ( 2014-09-11 )
Rather than keeping problem, inferior or old bulls through the winter, give some thought to marketing the culls.
BeefTalk: Yes, the Shorthorns Have New EPDs   ( 2014-09-04 )
Using the older Shorthorn EPD values, bull x4190244 could not be evaluated very effectively, compared with the Simmental, Red Angus and Gelbvieh genetics.
BeefTalk: Wet and Dry; There Is No Constant   ( 2014-08-28 )
The center, as with all producers, embarks on a management regime that adds and subtracts cattle, and moves cattle to take timely advantage of a plant’s response to moisture.
BeefTalk: Vaccinate to Protect Ranch Assets   ( 2014-08-21 )
Review the numerous vaccination programs available and then, in consultation with a veterinarian, design and match operational needs with marketing protocols.
BeefTalk: Eucs, Grass and a Tear   ( 2014-08-14 )
Grass is not simply a plant that is potted and admired.
BeefTalk: Records, a Positive Opportunity   ( 2014-08-07 )
Not all success is associated directly with meticulous recordkeeping, but those who keep records with factual-based goals certainly will have less positive or negative surprises.
BeefTalk: May I Borrow Your Land?   ( 2014-07-31 )
What may seem a relatively small clause at the time of signing could mushroom into a major, if not unmanageable, fiscal request at some unknown future date for some future owner of the property.
BeefTalk: May Calving Bull Turnout is Aug. 1   ( 2014-07-24 )
Again this year, the bulls will be turned out on Aug. 1, with the expected start of the 2015 calving season set at May 10.
BeefTalk: Is There a Place for Cows in the Future?   ( 2014-07-17 )
Like it or not, for beef production to expand, the economics of the beef cow needs to have a threefold increase in net returns to compete with crop production.
BeefTalk: The Cow Herd Struggles to Expand   ( 2014-07-10 )
 
BeefTalk: Do the Math - Income Minus Cost Equals Net Return   ( 2014-07-03 )
If a producer wants to keep control of long-term survival, then costs need to be controlled.
BeefTalk: Unified Cattle Identification Remains an Elusive Goal   ( 2014-06-26 )
As with most issues without resolve, the discussion will come and go.
BeefTalk: Calf Planting   ( 2014-06-19 )
Cows are on high alert after calving, so this planting behavior impacts how and when groups of cattle can be moved or at least easily moved.
BeefTalk: Not all Bulls Are Herd Bulls   ( 2014-06-12 )
Some bulls are herd bulls and, more than likely, the herd bulls are at the top of the sale list.
BeefTalk: Grass or Grain Fed?   ( 2014-06-05 )
As a producer, when successful with placing the appropriate product with the appropriate program, the reward is financially satisfying. If not, a new program will be sought.
BeefTalk: Beef and Oil   ( 2014-05-29 )
The center is integrating the changing dynamics of the energy industry into our mission.
BeefTalk: Start Your Calf Vaccinations Now!   ( 2014-05-22 )
Having a broad vaccination program builds immunity within the general population, which effectively limits the capacity of the agents of disease to spread.
BeefTalk: Grass Tetany   ( 2014-05-15 )
Last year, the Dickinson Research Extension Center had all the right conditions for the onset of grass tetany and, sure enough, it was found.
BeefTalk: Spring Reflections and Calf Deaths   ( 2014-05-08 )
The producer should take a serious look at the reasons why each calf died and what could be done next time to save it.
BeefTalk: Electronic Bidding for Bulls: The Wave of the Future   ( 2014-05-01 )
The convenience offered by online bull sale catalogs and videos that can be downloaded, reviewed and potential bulls identified is a critical component of today’s bull marketing.
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Dairy Focus: Dairy Focus: The Basics of Corn Silage  (2014-09-15)  Whole-plant moisture content should be the trigger for when to harvest corn silage.   FULL STORY
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Is There Room for Improved Farm Production Efficiency?  (2014-09-03)  Advancing computer models are offering new opportunities to analyze business performance.   FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Have Some Bulls to Cull?  (2014-09-11)  Rather than keeping problem, inferior or old bulls through the winter, give some thought to marketing the culls.   FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Common Kitchen Practices Aren’t Always Safe  (2014-09-11)  Many common practices in kitchens, such as thawing on the counter, aren’t necessarily safe ones.  FULL STORY
 
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