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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.
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.

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