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BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Benchmarks for 2014   ( 2015-02-26 )
Each year, I look forward to the analysis that generates average values for beef traits.
BeefTalk: Got the Calving Book Handy?   ( 2015-02-19 )
A calving book is a book that allows producers to write down the tag number they put in the calf to record the date of birth as close as possible.
BeefTalk: Cow Contentment is a Good Thing   ( 2015-02-12 )
Access to the proper feed, good water and a reasonable space that has wind protection will keep a cow content.
BeefTalk: Feel Good by Feeding Some Alfalfa   ( 2015-02-05 )
Adding some alfalfa hay to a low-quality feed base will make supplementing the ration easier.
BeefTalk: Feed Those Cows the Right Amount of Feed   ( 2015-01-29 )
A common mistake that is made as the weather warms is to reduce the feed a little bit.
BeefTalk: Register Those Bulls!   ( 2015-01-22 )
Even if individual animal identification numbers are not available for all the cattle in the inventory, the registration numbers available throughout the purebred business are critical and the heart of the breed association.
BeefTalk: Buy Wisely and Spend Thriftily   ( 2015-01-15 )
The first and greatest cost is maintaining the cow inventory.
BeefTalk: Step 1 for Bull Buying: Simmental Example   ( 2014-12-18 )
The baseline traits used are simple growth traits that meet my “touchy, feely” criteria.
BeefTalk: Step 1 for Bull Buying: Red Angus Example   ( 2014-12-11 )
I like to start with the basic growth traits, which are those “touchy, feely” traits that connect what I see in the cattle to what the data is trying to tell me.
Now is Time to Check Cattle Rations, Test Feeds   ( 2014-12-05 )
Inadequate nutrition can cause cows to lose weight and body condition.
BeefTalk: Prepping for the Bull-buying Season   ( 2014-11-26 )
Genetic uniformity starts at home by selecting good bulls through knowledgeable and informed selection and implementing focused production goals for clear outcomes relevant to beef cattle production.
BeefTalk: We Can Do Better   ( 2014-11-20 )
Focused breeding goals, with clear outcomes relevant to the production of beef, should be at the heart of all cattle operations.
BeefTalk: Proper Cow Nutrition Now Saves Headaches Later   ( 2014-11-13 )
A cow is more likely to sustain a healthy state of living when the feed she consumes is a mixture of green and yellow feeds.
BeefTalk: Cull Deep Enough to Find Those Freeloaders   ( 2014-11-06 )
Cows that do not produce are just one notch above those cows that are open.
BeefTalk: Change, It’s in Your Mind   ( 2014-10-30 )
The needs of today’s cattle industry are not the same as yesteryear’s needs.
Spotlight on Economics: China’s Growing Demand for Meat   ( 2014-10-24 )
Recent studies suggest that total average per capita meat consumption in China could grow from about 60 kilograms in 2010 to nearly 100 kg per person per year by 2030.
BeefTalk: It’s Time to Buy That New Recliner   ( 2014-10-23 )
This is the time to make good on that long-promised opportunity to do something for the family and ranch help.
BeefTalk: Age and Weight Are Cow Herd Dynamics   ( 2014-10-16 )
The cow herd averages 5.6 years of age. Does this mean that all the cows should be managed as 5-year-old cows?
BeefTalk: Time to Sort the Thin, Young or Old Cows   ( 2014-10-09 )
“Thin cows do not compete” and “they need more feed” are points that need to be written on a barn wall, painted on pasture fences and noted on all of your paperwork.
NDSU Shares Beef Cattle Research Results   ( 2014-09-19 )
NDSU researchers study several beef cattle topics in 2014.

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