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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.
BeefTalk: Grass Turnout Date is More Than a Desire   ( 2014-04-24 )
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?   ( 2014-04-17 )
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.
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Dairy Focus: Dairy Focus: Meeting Set on Dairy Portion of Farm Bill  (2014-08-29)  The dairy Margin Protection Program sign-up for 2015 runs from Sept. 2 to Nov. 28, 2014.  FULL STORY
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight On Economics: The 2014 Farm Bill and North Dakota  (2014-08-27)  Each decision has its advantages, rules and limitations.   FULL STORY
BeefTalk: 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.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Conquer the Midmorning Slump with Breakfast  (2014-08-28)  Eating a balanced breakfast has many benefits for adults and children.   FULL STORY
 
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