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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: 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: 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.
BeefTalk: Are 60 Percent Calving in First 21 Days?   ( 2014-04-17 )
If the percentage of cows calving the first 21 days of the calving season is less than 60 percent and the percentage of cows calving the second 21 days of the calving season is greater than 25 percent, a serious re-evaluation of the herd needs to occur.
BeefTalk: Do the Cows Fit the Operation?   ( 2014-03-27 )
Are the dedicated resources and activities that are present within the cattle operation optimal in regard to the economic efficiency of the operation?
Help Cattle Cope With Cold Weather   ( 2014-01-03 )
Provide cattle with adequate feed and protection from winter weather extremes.
Dairy Focus: Let it Snow   ( 2013-12-19 )
Calves require extra energy when the temperature drops.
NDSU Shares Beef Cattle Research Results   ( 2013-12-18 )
Beef cattle nutrition, breeding and bedding were among the subjects NDSU researchers studied in 2013.
BeefTalk: Cows Have Memories, Too   ( 2013-10-31 )
If exposed to something they feel uncertain about or something that actually causes stress, cows remember.
BeefTalk: Sending Spayed Heifers to the Feedlot   ( 2013-10-24 )
Given the need to expand cow numbers, sending a load of spayed heifers to the feedlot seems somewhat contrary to the needs of the industry.
BeefTalk: In Search of Late-season Protein   ( 2013-10-03 )
The center has been looking at various forages that may provide more protein than the traditional fall grasses through the incorporation of annual crops into the pasture rotations.
NDSU’s Beef Research Complex Finding Answers   ( 2013-09-25 )
Researchers have conducted 11 experiments at the facility.
Let Grass, Cows be Guide When Weaning   ( 2013-09-18 )
The 2013 growing season was unusual for pasture production and quality across North Dakota.
BeefTalk: Making a “Premium” Calf   ( 2013-08-29 )
There are six steps to placing premium calves on the market.
BeefTalk: Vaccinate and Prepare Valuable Calves for Market   ( 2013-08-22 )
You don’t find disease-causing agents everywhere. However, when they are present, they will do some damage.
BeefTalk: New Ventures Come With Unprotected Risk   ( 2013-08-15 )
There is the challenge of staying within risk protection programs. Meanwhile, departing ways and entering the unknown generally is considered foolish.
BeefTalk: Grass and Beef   ( 2013-07-24 )
The Dickinson Research Extension Center has, for two years, compared keeping March- and April-born steers on grass versus sending the yearling steers to the feedlot in May.

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