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Backgrounding Cattle 2013

A series of 5 archived videoconference presentations (recorded October 17, 2013) dealing with backgrounding beef cattle.

Backgrounding may be an economically viable alternative to selling calves at weaning. Learn more about backgrounding and how it might work for your operation from the presentations below.

Corn silage: Economics for growing and chopping in 2013
John Dhuyvetter, North Central Research Extension Center
Cattle Situation and Outlook Fall 2012

Corn silage: How much can you feed to a calf
Carl Dahlen, NDSU Animal Sciences Department
Feed Costs and Rations for Backgrounding Calves

Cost of gain with new crop feed prices
Karl Hoppe, Carrington Research Extension Center
Systems and Budgets for Backgrounding Calves

Good calf prices: How to protect them and is it worth it?
Tim Petry, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department
Weaning Stewardship: The Art of Weaning Without Stress

Which calf needs extra medicine: Updates in identification and treating
Gerry Stokka, NDSU Animal Sciences Department
Alternative Backgrounding Methods

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