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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.
NDSU Extension: 100 Years of Extending Knowledge, Changing Lives   ( 2014-05-05 )
NDSU Extension is celebrating its 100th anniversary with events on campus May 8 and at county offices this spring.
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.
NDSU Extension Service: Agriculture and Natural Resources Fundamental to N.D.’s Success   ( 2014-04-10 )
NDSU Extension supports North Dakotans’ efforts to produce the food and fiber that are essential to the state.
BeetTalk: Check Those Bulls Now   ( 2014-04-10 )
When one looks at how much bulls cost these days, they should get the same treatment as cows.
BeefTalk: A Teachable Moment   ( 2014-04-03 )
We may think we have covered every nook and cranny in our various management plans, but are we truly prepared for everything?
BeefTalk: Do the Cows Fit the Operation?   ( 2014-03-27 )
Are the dedicated resources and activities that are present within the cattle operation optimal in regard to the economic efficiency of the operation?
BeefTalk: Are Your Cows Ready to Rebreed?   ( 2014-03-20 )
From now until breeding, feed is needed to meet the cow’s postpartum recovery and lactation needs.
N.D. 4-H Livestock Judging Winners Named   ( 2014-03-14 )
Teams from Oliver and Ransom counties receive first place in their division.
BeefTalk: Big or Little Socket?   ( 2014-03-13 )
Having a socket set that only has large sockets makes no more sense than only buying bulls that are trait leaders for growth.
Dairy Focus: Spring Thaw Can Contribute to Feed Waste   ( 2014-03-12 )
Spoilage will increase as temperatures rise.
BeefTalk: What Aren’t We Doing?   ( 2014-03-06 )
There was no winter calving preparation, so there was no extra bedding, sorting of cows, precalving vaccinations, clearing the aisles of snow, extra heat in the warming room, and line of work boots and insulated coveralls.
Document Livestock Losses   ( 2014-03-03 )
Farm bill may provide producers with compensation for some livestock losses.
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?

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