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BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Consumer Issues and Demand   ( 2018-06-14 )
Consumers have more opportunities to express their opinion about the food they buy and eat.
BeefTalk: How Many Cattle Should Go in the Pasture?   ( 2018-06-07 )
Setting the stocking rate is one of the most important decisions ranchers or land managers make.
BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited – Midsize Challenges   ( 2018-05-31 )
Small and midsized beef operations can find opportunities to profit.
BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Economics   ( 2018-05-24 )
The bottom line: Economic principles are driving the beef industry.
BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited   ( 2018-05-17 )
Managerial options need to be much broader and reflective of current worldwide consumer thinking.
BeefTalk: Pasturing - Get it Right   ( 2018-05-10 )
Cattle grazing is not simply opening a gate and herding a group of cows into the pasture.
BeefTalk: On Day 21 Following Bull Turnout, 60 Percent of Cows Bred   ( 2018-05-03 )
Make sure cows are in good condition so they can rebreed.
BeefTalk: Balanced Mineral Supplements are Good for the Cow   ( 2018-04-26 )
Provide well-balanced supplementation to make up for nutritional shortcomings.
BeefTalk: Crested Wheatgrass Needs Grazing Management   ( 2018-04-19 )
A good stand of crested wheatgrass has the capacity to meet cows’ and calves’ nutritional requirements.
BeefTalk: Grass Calving   ( 2018-04-12 )
Opportunities make the grass-born calf a very real option.
BeefTalk: Herd Vaccination Protocols are Critical   ( 2018-04-05 )
A good herd vaccination program enhances herd health in all cattle throughout the year.
BeefTalk: Time for a Managerial Report Card   ( 2018-03-29 )
Spring calving is a good time to grade your operation's management efforts.
BeefTalk: When Dry, Focus on Heifers and the Young Cows   ( 2018-03-22 )
Cattle management during drought is about minimizing herd total weight to match the available forage while maintaining calf numbers.
BeefTalk: Evaluate Hay Inventory and Cow Condition   ( 2018-03-15 )
Monitoring cow body condition is critical for staying on top of herd management.
BeefTalk: The Concern is a Dwindling Hay Pile   ( 2018-03-08 )
Producers need to calculate their hay inventory, determine the pounds of cattle and other livestock to be fed, and plan accordingly.
BeefTalk: Expect to Hang Two-thirds of the Cow’s Weight on the Rail   ( 2018-03-01 )
Assuming carcass quality is the same, then acceptable carcass quantity is achievable across a large range in cow weights.
BeefTalk: Do Not Be Afraid to Moderate Cow Size, But Select Good Bulls   ( 2018-02-22 )
Producers need to use the management and genetics that fit their operation and adapt accordingly.
BeefTalk: Finding the Right Cow Size is Not Simple   ( 2018-02-15 )
Bigger and bigger cows may not be the best option.
BeefTalk: Bull Selection for Moderate Growth?   ( 2018-02-08 )
Now may be the time to get a handle on the perpetual size race.
BeefTalk: Developing Sire Genetic Benchmarks   ( 2018-02-01 )
Benchmarks are key to guiding future sire purchases.
Columns
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Oil Boom and Crime  (2018-06-13)  Tackling crime problems in rural boomtowns requires policies and strategies that respond to communities’ needs.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Consumer Issues and Demand  (2018-06-14)  Consumers have more opportunities to express their opinion about the food they buy and eat.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Stay Hydrated During Warm Summer Months  (2018-06-14)  Children, older adults and outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to dehydration.  FULL STORY
 
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