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BeefTalk: Cattle Deserve a Professional Herd-health Program   ( 2015-04-16 )
The cost of implementing adequate biosecurity measures and associated vaccination protocols is minimal, compared with the cost of even losing one calf, let alone a cow or bull.
Schedule Breeding Soundness Exams Prior to Turnout   ( 2015-04-15 )
Breeding soundness exams can uncover problems with just-purchased young bulls and older bulls that have sired calf crops.
BeefTalk: Start Planning Now if the Summer Looks Dry   ( 2015-04-09 )
Drought and excess moisture are very frequent concerns in the agricultural community. This year appears to moving in the direction of dryness.
Dairy Focus: The Art of Handling Cattle Becomes a Life Lesson   ( 2015-04-09 )
Animals learn to be handled if they’re handled calmly.
BeefTalk: Nice Weather for Calving is Priority One   ( 2015-04-02 )
Every nice spring brings the comment: “Wish I could calve all my cows now.” Of course, those springs that bring cold weather and extensive snow and slush bring more negative comments about early calving.
Meehan Joins NDSU Animal Sciences Department   ( 2015-03-27 )
Meehan is the Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist.
BeefTalk: The Big 60 Means 60 Percent Calved in 21 Days!   ( 2015-03-26 )
The 60 percent goal is very realistic.
Beeftalk: Can Profitable Beef Operations Go Broke?   ( 2015-03-19 )
The market price of a calf minus the direct expenses of producing that calf often is stated as profit. However, that calculation is far from any indication of the financial status of a beef operation.
Ready or Not, We’re Calving!   ( 2015-03-12 )
Being prepared is a good way to help ensure the calving season goes smoothly.
BeefTalk: Is Return on Assets Large Enough to Expand the Cow Business?   ( 2015-03-12 )
If the rate of return is inadequate for the one investing the assets into a business endeavor, there is no business.
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.

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