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BeefTalk: The Next Chapter: Some Happy, Some Sad   ( 2018-11-01 )
Ringwall is becoming director of the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence.
BeefTalk: Say ‘I Can,’ Not ‘I Can’t’   ( 2018-10-25 )
“I can” is a much better approach to agriculture than “I can’t.”
BeefTalk: Data are the Foundation for Developing Cattle Goals   ( 2018-10-18 )
Data help guide farm and ranch decisions.
BeefTalk: Cowsonality Important to a Productive Cow Herd   ( 2018-10-11 )
Understanding the cows' attitude and behavior can help improve the herd.
BeefTalk: The Challenge of Managing Human Resources   ( 2018-10-04 )
Having the right team is critical to the success of the cattle operation.
BeefTalk: Add Value to Market Cows and Bulls   ( 2018-09-27 )
The value of beef ultimately determines the long-term stability of the cattle operation.
BeefTalk: Market Cows and Bulls Rather Than Cull   ( 2018-09-20 )
No herd should have any cull cows or bulls.
BeefTalk: Cows as Combines   ( 2018-09-13 )
Fall aftermath grazing helps cows increase their conditioning and be better prepared for winter and next year’s calving and breeding.
BeefTalk: 2018 Cow-Calf Production Benchmarks   ( 2018-09-06 )
The number of pounds weaned per cow exposed to the bull topped 500 for the first time in six years.
BeefTalk: Economic Greats - 93 Percent of Cow’s Weight Harvested   ( 2018-08-30 )
The economics of the cow-calf business involve three very important economic drivers.
BeefTalk: What Can Sheep Teach Cows?   ( 2018-08-23 )
The fundamental key to profit and loss, whether from cattle or sheep, is controlling costs.
BeefTalk: Livestock Diversity a Good Thing   ( 2018-08-16 )
Livestock diversity provides the opportunity for additional revenue.
BeefTalk: Sheep and Cows: Some Do and Some Do Not   ( 2018-08-09 )
Sheep and cows are able to coexist.
BeefTalk: Let the Cow Save You Money and the Bull Make You Money   ( 2018-08-02 )
Efficient beef production starts when the bull mates with a cow and biological efficiency mates with economic efficiency.
BeefTalk: Cost Per Pound of Calf is Struggling   ( 2018-07-26 )
Cow-calf producers need to manage costs and production.
BeefTalk: Cow-calf Enterprise Expenses Are Up   ( 2018-07-19 )
Good business practices, an understanding of herd data and marketing skills are the cornerstones of a cow-calf operation.
BeefTalk: Is the Cow-Calf Enterprise Keeping Pace?   ( 2018-07-12 )
A review and understanding of past data can help determine the future of the beef industry.
BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Soil, Forage and Beef   ( 2018-07-05 )
The cow-calf business is not a simple business with cookie-cutter solutions.
BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Industry Integration   ( 2018-06-28 )
Today’s producers need to understand the challenges of the grass industry, the cow industry and the beef industry.
BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Global Competitiveness   ( 2018-06-21 )
Beef producers need to think globally.
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