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Heifer Development
NDSU Extension livestock specialist John Dhuyvetter discusses the pros and cons of breeding and buying replacement heifers. This is a recording from the 2011 Cow-Calf Clinic: Beef Cattle Reproduction videoconference. Recorded February 16, 2011.
The 5 W’s of Managing Feed Delivery
Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist covers the "Who," "What," "Where," "Why," "When," and "How" of feeding situations, to help refine feeding management and optimize feed delivery and utilization.
Located in Ranch Hand Newsletter
Providing Extra Feed to Nutritionally Stressed Cows; Timing for Proper Calf Development
NDSU researchers examine how restricting nutrient delivery and subsequently feeding to nutrient requirements from early to midgestation can affect the development of placental blood vessels and the fetus.
Located in Ranch Hand Newsletter
Is Your Herd Really “Closed”?
Maintaining a closed beef herd can have benefits from a herd health and biosecurity standpoint, but how “closed” is a closed herd?
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Money Ahead Before a Calf Hits the Ground?
Increased calf prices also mean increased input costs for the cow herd. Record-high calf prices equal record-high bull prices. So what is a producer to do?
Located in Ranch Hand Newsletter
Remove Net Wrap From Forages
Effects of Injectable Vitamin Products on Serum Vitamin and Selenium Concentrations and Growth Performance in Beef Calves
NDSU researchers are studying the effectiveness of vitamin A-D-E or Bo-Se injection on raising serum fat-soluble vitamin and selenium concentrations of newborn calves in the first 48 hours after treatment.
Located in Ranch Hand Newsletter
Ranch Hand Top 10; February 2012
Top 10 management strategies to consider on your operation during February 2012:
Located in Ranch Hand Newsletter / Top 10 Management Strategies
What in the World Happened?
Bryan W. Neville, Animal Scientist, NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center reflects on the many things that can go wrong delivering calves.
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Ergot in Your Feeds?
Ergot in your feeds can lead to ergotism. This article explain ergotism and the importance of early detection in the treatment of the disease.
Located in Ranch Hand Newsletter
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