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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.
Biologically Effective Grazing Management Workshop Set for Jan. 6-8   ( 2014-11-13 )
Traditional beef production concepts consider beef weight as a source of income and forage as a major cost.
BeefTalk: Proper Cow Nutrition Now Saves Headaches Later   ( 2014-11-13 )
A cow is more likely to sustain a healthy state of living when the feed she consumes is a mixture of green and yellow feeds.
BeefTalk: Cull Deep Enough to Find Those Freeloaders   ( 2014-11-06 )
Cows that do not produce are just one notch above those cows that are open.
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?

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