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BeefTalk: Grazing Systems are Major Land Resource Areas

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 23, 2015.

A ranch’s profitability and sustainability are based on understanding grazing systems.

BeefTalk: Understanding Grazing Systems is Not Easy

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 16, 2015.

Start with the concept of “take half, leave half” when setting up a grazing system.

Prepare for Heat Stress in Cattle

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 14, 2015.

Heat stress impacts cattle the most when they are exposed to hot and humid weather for a period of time.

Monitor Bulls During Breeding Season

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 09, 2015.

Watch for breeding activity, injuries and overall condition.

BeefTalk: Pounds, Efficiency, Quality

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 09, 2015.

Pounds, efficiency and quality are important components of the beef business.

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.
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