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BeefTalk: Finding the Right Cow Size is Not Simple

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Feb 15, 2018.

Bigger and bigger cows may not be the best option.

BeefTalk: Bull Selection for Moderate Growth?

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Feb 08, 2018.

Now may be the time to get a handle on the perpetual size race.

BeefTalk: Developing Sire Genetic Benchmarks

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Feb 01, 2018.

Benchmarks are key to guiding future sire purchases.

BeefTalk: Why Push a Chain Up a Hill?

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jan 25, 2018.

Matching cattle inventory and calving date with appropriate forage-based systems is critical.

BeefTalk: Healthy Soil Buffers Human Inadequacies

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jan 18, 2018.

Production practices that reduce soil disturbance, increase plant diversity, add animal diversity and maintain living roots are a positive step.

BeefTalk: Shop Around; Cattle Eat More Than Hay

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jan 11, 2018.

This year’s challenge for the beef manager is finding the balance among winter demands, feed inventory and cattle inventory.

BeefTalk: Keeping More Heifers Turned Out Well

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jan 04, 2018.

Keeping more heifers during a drought can help preserve a herd’s genetics and increase management flexibility.

BeefTalk: Rolling Out Hay is Rolling Out Dollars

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Dec 28, 2017.

Feeding calves high-priced hay needs to be a bridge from one low-cost production scenario to the next.

Jahner Receives NDBCIA Award

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Dec 26, 2017.

The Mott producer was recognized for knowing how individual cows are performing and having a historical perspective on the animals in his herd.

BeefTalk: Just When Does One Let the Calves Go?

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Dec 14, 2017.

Match individual managerial skills with the operation and market accordingly.

BeefTalk: Use the Numbers When Bull Buying

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Dec 07, 2017.

Expected progeny differences are the best selection tool to help beef operations meet future goals.

BeefTalk: Has the Beef Industry Reached Commercial Thresholds for Performance?

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Nov 30, 2017.

Future improvement in agriculture will be a balancing act.

BeefTalk: Reproductive Performance in Commercial Beef Herds is Remarkable

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Nov 22, 2017.

As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.

BeefTalk: Beef Growth Performance Continues to be Stable

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Nov 16, 2017.

The current growth benchmark for actual weaning weight is 554 pounds at 192 days of age, with an average daily gain of 2.5 pounds.

BeefTalk: Beef Production Weaning 498 Pounds Per Cow Exposed

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Nov 09, 2017.

To truly measure progress, producers need to collect, analyze and report data, and set goals.
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