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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.
BeefTalk: When a Cow is Determined to be Market Beef, Sell Her   ( 2014-09-25 )
Is the current market demand for beef strong enough to let more cows go or should a producer hold on to more cows to increase the herd?
BeefTalk: Cow Herd Expansion Needs Land   ( 2014-09-18 )
The competition for land and land use are compelling forces that will impact the cattle industry.
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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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.

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