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BeefTalk: Just When Does One Let the Calves Go?   ( 2017-12-14 )
Match individual managerial skills with the operation and market accordingly.
BeefTalk: Use the Numbers When Bull Buying   ( 2017-12-07 )
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?   ( 2017-11-30 )
Future improvement in agriculture will be a balancing act.
BeefTalk: Reproductive Performance in Commercial Beef Herds is Remarkable   ( 2017-11-22 )
As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.
BeefTalk: Beef Growth Performance Continues to be Stable   ( 2017-11-16 )
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   ( 2017-11-09 )
To truly measure progress, producers need to collect, analyze and report data, and set goals.
BeefTalk: The Challenge of Cow Size   ( 2017-11-02 )
The solution is finding moderately sized cows that produce steers to meet current market desires and specifications.
BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Benchmarks for 2017   ( 2017-10-26 )
Achievable goals are the first steps toward improvement.
BeefTalk: Long-term Cow-culling Rate, Replacement Rate and Cow Age   ( 2017-10-19 )
Knowing how your herd compares with industry numbers is important.
BeefTalk: Age and Source Verification Can Work   ( 2017-10-12 )
Age and source verification places value on the calf and its accompanying data.
BeefTalk: The World is Good, but Sometimes Saying That is Hard   ( 2017-10-05 )
Remember that tomorrow is another day filled with hope.
BeefTalk: Age and Source Verification Revisited   ( 2017-09-28 )
Age- and source-verification programs continue to play an important role in marketing cattle.
BeefTalk: Rain Makes Regrowth; Put Weight on Cows Now   ( 2017-09-21 )
Fall is the time to take advantage of crop aftermath grazing.
BeefTalk: Calves Pay the Bills, But the Cows Make the Bills   ( 2017-09-14 )
Cattle breeding systems are the key to long-term, cost-conscious, efficient beef production.
BeefTalk: Time to Get Serious; Small Cows Produce   ( 2017-09-07 )
Smaller cows can produce calves that are competitive with mainstream beef production.
BeefTalk: Walking a Trail, Understanding Cow Math   ( 2017-08-31 )
Having cattle that are too large or too small has real consequences.
BeefTalk: Seeking Efficient Beef Cows   ( 2017-08-24 )
Separate biological and economic efficiency and keep an eye on your goal.
BeefTalk: Diversity Helps Mitigate Drought Effects   ( 2017-08-17 )
Healthy soil is critical to effective, sustainable farming practices.
BeefTalk: Managing Drought Through Proper Soil Health   ( 2017-08-10 )
The effective mitigation of drought is improved soil health and using the available moisture more effectively.
BeefTalk: A Dollar a Day and Counting   ( 2017-08-03 )
Producers need to think outside the box when looking for ways to reduce costs.
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BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Just When Does One Let the Calves Go?  (2017-12-14)  Match individual managerial skills with the operation and market accordingly.  FULL STORY
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