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BeefTalk: Crossbreeding: It Works for Feral Pigs   ( 2017-01-12 )
The discussion of hybrid vigor has a place for beef producers.
BeefTalk: New Year’s Resolution: Earn $300 More Per Cow   ( 2017-01-05 )
Producers should take advantage of opportunities to increase product value and decrease expenses.
BeefTalk: Crossbreeding, or Should We Say Effective Breeding Systems   ( 2016-12-29 )
If excelling in calf growth and maintaining a cost-effective cow herd is the goal, crossbreeding is an option.
BeefTalk: Breeding Systems are Coming of Age   ( 2016-12-22 )
Cattle breeding systems are at the heart of long-term, cost-conscience, efficient beef production.
BeefTalk: Bull Selection and Obtaining Historical Benchmarks   ( 2016-12-15 )
Knowing the herd’s genetic benchmarks is critical.
BeefTalk: Bull Selection and Understanding the Bullpen   ( 2016-12-09 )
Knowledge is critical for beef producers when buying bulls.
BeefTalk: Bull Selection and Managing Risk   ( 2016-12-01 )
Reduce the risk by buying the right bull for your operation.
BeefTalk: Thanksgiving and Finding a Whisper   ( 2016-11-23 )
Take time to listen to what’s happening around and within you.
BeefTalk: The Arrival of Winter Means More Cow Feed   ( 2016-11-17 )
Don’t negate the gains in cow body condition resulting from a nice fall.
BeefTalk: A Basic Question: What is the Unit of Production, Acres or Cows?   ( 2016-11-10 )
The bottom line is finding a way to control costs.
BeefTalk: Controlling Cow Size Aids in Controlling Cow Costs   ( 2016-11-03 )
Controlling cow size means knowing one’s cows and what they weigh.
BeefTalk: Effective Cropping Systems Reduce Winter Feed Costs   ( 2016-10-27 )
Grazing forage systems keeps cows and calves grazing well into the winter months.
BeefTalk: Who Wants to Save $300 Per Calf?   ( 2016-10-20 )
To keep costs low, evaluate expenses, reduce production costs, and improve production and marketing efficiency.
BeefTalk: Lower Prices Need Lower Costs   ( 2016-10-13 )
The first step to lowering costs is knowing the costs.
BeefTalk: Sometimes I Think the Cows Know More Than We Do   ( 2016-10-06 )
Be prepared to collect calf data for planning purposes because planning with no data is difficult.
BeefTalk: Put Weight and Condition on Cows Now by Grazing Crop Aftermath   ( 2016-09-29 )
Producers have a positive opportunity to position the cows for calving and rebreeding next year.
BeefTalk: What Makes a Good Cow?   ( 2016-09-22 )
A good cow is one that fits the environment.
BeefTalk: Decreasing Markets Are a Good Time to Ponder   ( 2016-09-15 )
The key is maintaining flexibility in marketing calves so you have the ability to move calves when windows open.
BeefTalk: Selling Calves is More Than Hauling Them to Town   ( 2016-09-08 )
Selling involves offering a superior product and marketing aggressively.
BeefTalk: Can You Afford to Sell Your Calves This Fall?   ( 2016-09-01 )
This fall is a good time to ponder that question.
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Two Strategies to Mitigate Great Plains Climate Change Impacts  (2017-01-17)  Water storage and grain storage will play an integral role in the future of agriculture.   FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Crossbreeding: It Works for Feral Pigs  (2017-01-12)  The discussion of hybrid vigor has a place for beef producers.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Enjoy More Slimming Soup This Winter  (2017-01-12)  Eating more soup can help prevent weight gain.   FULL STORY
Small-business Savvy: Small-business Savvy: Adding Legal Help to Your Small-business Team  (2016-12-29)  Add an attorney to your business team from the start.  FULL STORY
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