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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.
Dairy Focus: Advantages of Automated Calf Feeders   ( 2015-01-26 )
Automated feeders allow dairy operators to be calf managers, not just feeders.
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.
Buying Bulls by the Numbers   ( 2015-01-09 )
The workshops will focus on how beef producers can use estimated progeny differences and DNA in bull selection.
Prairie Fare: Celebrate Soup Month With Comforting, Satisfying Soup   ( 2015-01-08 )
Researchers found that having soup before a meal can take the edge off your appetite.
BeefTalk: Revising the Red Angus and Simmental Bull Pen   ( 2014-12-31 )
The process begins again each year by evaluating the genetics of the “keeper bulls” prior to going out and bidding on similar or better bulls.
Spotlight on Economics: Byproduct Exports Important to Cattle Prices   ( 2014-12-23 )
Beef byproducts include all edible and inedible items from harvested cattle that are not part of the dressed carcass.
BeefTalk: Revising the Bull Pen   ( 2014-12-23 )
Embedding the right EPD values for the chosen traits into the herd is critical for long-term genetic success.
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.
Buying Bulls by the Numbers   ( 2014-12-17 )
The workshop will focus on how beef producers can use estimated progeny differences and DNA in bull selection.
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: Step 1 for Buying a Bull: Find the Base Herd EPD Values   ( 2014-12-04 )
The bull’s EPD values are the best representation of who he is.
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.

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