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BeefTalk: Understanding EPD Percentile Tables is Important   ( 2014-02-20 )
A simple way to deal with the table is to decide on what level of performance one wants to shop for.
BeefTalk: In Search of Good Sires   ( 2014-02-13 )
The bottom line is to know the breed average EPDs for the traits of interest, know the herd historical and current averages for EPD traits of interest, set herd goals and then select the right bulls.
BeefTalk: Numbers Can Challenge, but Don’t Give Up   ( 2014-02-06 )
If we are going to buy bulls at today’s prices, why not make sure that the bulls are carrying the genes we want and represent the top bulls within the breed?
BeefTalk: What’s Changing in the Beef Industry?   ( 2014-01-30 )
A producer needs to decide what level of performance is expected and how much one is willing to give to get that performance.
Spotlight on Economics: No Shortage of Wings for Super Bowl 2014   ( 2014-01-23 )
The rising popularity of chicken wings is an interesting success story and also an interesting lesson in economics.
Flores Joins Carrington Research Extension Center   ( 2014-01-17 )
He will provide leadership on the center’s nutrient management program.
BeefTalk: Live Bait is Not Needed to Catch Fish   ( 2014-01-17 )
For beef producers fishing for bulls, welcome to the bull-buying season.
Dairy Focus: Farming a Highly Technical Business   ( 2014-01-10 )
A section of the Precision Agriculture Action Summit will focus on livestock-related technology.
BeefTalk: No Shortcuts in the Beef Business   ( 2014-01-09 )
There is nothing cheap or quick about raising cattle and shortcuts will leave cattle exposed and vulnerable.
Help Cattle Cope With Cold Weather   ( 2014-01-03 )
Provide cattle with adequate feed and protection from winter weather extremes.
BeefTalk: Calves That Create Fervid Gusto Are Good   ( 2014-01-02 )
One simple message to bull buyers is to use the available EPDs to strengthen the genetic accuracy of selection.
BeefTalk: What’s in the Bull Soup?   ( 2013-12-26 )
Bull selection only requires that one understands or at least appreciates the EPD values and trends within a breed.
Dairy Focus: Let it Snow   ( 2013-12-19 )
Calves require extra energy when the temperature drops.
BeefTalk: Bull Buying and Headaches   ( 2013-12-19 )
With the ever-growing databases and improved techniques and computer applications to access the data, reviewing records of old bulls to access the current genetics within the herd aids in understanding the herd.
NDSU Shares Beef Cattle Research Results   ( 2013-12-18 )
Beef cattle nutrition, breeding and bedding were among the subjects NDSU researchers studied in 2013.
Beef Quality Assurance Certification Set for Jan. 8 in Medina   ( 2013-12-18 )
More than 1,950 producers have been certified since 1999.
BeefTalk: Bulls and Cold Are Not a Good Mix   ( 2013-12-12 )
Walking across an open stretch of space, the sharp pains of cold air attach to one’s face like daggers, so one cannot help but wonder about the cattle and other outdoor critters.
BeefTalk: Is a Cow Ever Too Ornery?   ( 2013-12-05 )
Cattle that routinely challenge the producer for space should be sold and cattle that are very aggressive and easily put in a defensive mode should be sold.
BeefTalk: Don’t Take Health for Granted   ( 2013-11-27 )
Producers have become keenly aware that traceback, which primarily is a function of health, sanitation and food safety, is critical to understanding the need to maintain fully effective health regulations versus introducing new animal health risks, even when such restrictions may limit marketing options.
BeefTalk: How Well Did the Bulls Do?   ( 2013-11-21 )
In some cases, bulls do not adapt well to the cows or pasture.

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