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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.
BeefTalk: Fall Pregnancy Exams Tell the Story   ( 2013-11-14 )
Cattle reproduction is not simple, but there are several ways to measure or identify a positive or negative influence on herd production.
BeefTalk: Marketing Options Are Improved With Verification   ( 2013-11-07 )
The list is not long, but there are some very good verifiable marketing claims that producers can look into and may want to add to their marketing programs.
BeefTalk: Cows Have Memories, Too   ( 2013-10-31 )
If exposed to something they feel uncertain about or something that actually causes stress, cows remember.
BeefTalk: Sending Spayed Heifers to the Feedlot   ( 2013-10-24 )
Given the need to expand cow numbers, sending a load of spayed heifers to the feedlot seems somewhat contrary to the needs of the industry.
BeefTalk: The Benefits of Protein   ( 2013-10-17 )
Properly managed forage supplies have the potential to increase rib-eye area in grass steers by 25 percent.
Sustainable Ag Grants Available   ( 2013-10-16 )
The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program offers several grants.
Dispose of Dead Livestock Quickly   ( 2013-10-11 )
Composting is a simple way to dispose of dead livestock.
BeefTalk: The Prairie is a Difficult Place to Call Home   ( 2013-10-10 )
All producers are neighbors when trouble arrives.

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