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Adding to the Sheep Flock Requires Planning   ( 2014-10-31 )
Sheep producers have many considerations when thinking about expanding their flocks.
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.
Fall Tillers Not Free Forage   ( 2014-10-28 )
As a result of the current favorable conditions, this year’s fall tillers have grown to an unprecedented 9 to 12 inches tall and have produced considerable herbage.
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.
2014 NDSU Harvest Bowl Agribusiness Award Recipient Named   ( 2014-10-24 )
Jerry Doan, a leader in North Dakota agriculture, was the first chair of the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education.
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?
Dairy Focus: Holstein Bull Calves Have Value   ( 2014-10-15 )
The process of developing healthy calves starts at birth.
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?
2015 Should Be Profitable for Hog Producers   ( 2014-09-16 )
Large feed supplies, low feed costs and a smaller swine supply should equal good news for hog producers.
BeefTalk: Yes, the Shorthorns Have New EPDs   ( 2014-09-04 )
Using the older Shorthorn EPD values, bull x4190244 could not be evaluated very effectively, compared with the Simmental, Red Angus and Gelbvieh genetics.
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: Records, a Positive Opportunity   ( 2014-08-07 )
Not all success is associated directly with meticulous recordkeeping, but those who keep records with factual-based goals certainly will have less positive or negative surprises.
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: May Calving Bull Turnout is Aug. 1   ( 2014-07-24 )
Again this year, the bulls will be turned out on Aug. 1, with the expected start of the 2015 calving season set at May 10.
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.

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