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BeefTalk: Pounds of Calf Weaned per Acre

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 01, 2015.

The pounds of calf weaned per acre is key to the evaluation of any cattle system.

BeefTalk: May Calving is Productive

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 25, 2015.

May calving is enjoyable, manageable and workable.

Think Forage Quality When Planning Hay Schedule

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 25, 2015.

Choosing a date for the hay harvest depends on many factors.

BeefTalk: Parasites, the Unwanted Guest

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 11, 2015.

Be on the lookout for parasites this year.

Spotlight on Economics: Area Agriculture Experiences Regional and Farm Type Role Reversal

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 08, 2015.

Farms outside of the Red River Valley and livestock operations outperformed Red River Valley farms and crop farms in 2014.

BeefTalk: Cow Size and Success in the Beef Business

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 29, 2015.

Coffee discussions tend to assume an answer quickly, but the reality is much more difficult and complicated.

BeefTalk: Genetic Diversity is a Good Thing

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 21, 2015.

Crossbreeding various breeds of cattle produced calves that are genetically varied. This expanded gene pool has positive benefits on calf survival, growth and subsequent reproduction as mature cattle.

Wet, Cold Weather Creates Calf Health Risks

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 20, 2015.

Producers should monitor their calf crop closely in the next week to 10 days.

Thin Cows? A Pre-breeding Nutritional Push Helps

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 14, 2015.

Winter effects will vary, but for those cows that used up some conditioning during the cold winter, spring feed is critical to meet lactation needs, as well pending reproductive needs.

BeefTalk: Have a Plan to Manage Cowherd Subgroups

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 07, 2015.

The point and challenge is that beef producers need to have a plan. In other words, it is the process of slowly changing stocking rates to reflect the changing plant communities in response to changing moisture supplies.

Consider Early Grazing Alternatives

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 07, 2015.

Grazing native range grasses too early can reduce forage production.

Management, Disease Assessment Good Cattle ‘Insurance’

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 04, 2015.

Cattle producers can improve the chances of their operation being successful.

BeefTalk: Prepare for the Unexpected, Live the Expected

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 30, 2015.

As producers, there is no way to control the amount of rain we get, so we are forced to develop management plans that will be accommodating to various levels of moisture.

Early Season Grazing Targets Kentucky Bluegrass

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 28, 2015.

NDSU research shows early intensive grazing has reduced bluegrass growth.

Get Pasture Water Tested This Year

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 28, 2015.

Limited snowmelt and rainfall could affect the quality of water in pastures.
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