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BeefTalk: Are You Feeding and Keeping an Eye on the Bulls?   ( 2016-03-31 )
Bulls that are underconditioned, overconditioned, underweight and lackluster need to be dealt with now.
BeefTalk: Labor, Facilities and Equipment are Big Beef Expenses   ( 2016-03-24 )
Cow-calf producers need to work smarter, not harder.
BeefTalk: Reproductive Observations of May Calving Compared With March Calving   ( 2016-03-17 )
Shifting calving from March to May didn’t change the cow herd’s reproductive performance.
BeefTalk: Calf Growth Observations of May vs. March Calving   ( 2016-03-10 )
Changing your calving date is worth pondering.
BeefTalk: Why Would Calving Time in the Northern Plains Change?   ( 2016-03-03 )
Calving dates are more than calendar dates on the barn wall.
BeefTalk: Where are the Breeding Systems?   ( 2016-02-25 )
Have we forgotten the need for breeding systems and the benefits that a good breeding system will bring?
BeefTalk: Countercultural Beef Production   ( 2016-02-18 )
The dilemma is that traditional producers face a countercultural role.
BeefTalk: What’s in the Current Bullpen?   ( 2016-02-11 )
Finding genetics information on current and previously purchased bulls is easy.
BeefTalk: Am I Satisfied?   ( 2016-02-04 )
Saying you are happy, satisfied and content with what you’re doing is OK.
BeefTalk: Kick Some Straw and Read the Book   ( 2016-01-28 )
Genetics is a vital part of cattle production.
BeefTalk: Terminal Breed Indexes Available at Your Breed Association Website   ( 2016-01-21 )
Selection indexes can help producers buy bulls destined to sire terminal calves.
BeefTalk: Visit Your Breed Association Website for Maternal Breed Indexes   ( 2016-01-14 )
Selection indexes are valuable resources for cattle producers.
BeefTalk: Buying Bulls by the Numbers   ( 2016-01-07 )
Knowing current average expected progeny difference values for bulls is critical.
BeefTalk: Expanding Genetics and Electronic Bull Buying   ( 2015-12-31 )
The way bulls are sold is changing.
BeefTalk: Winter Solstice, Spring Breeding   ( 2015-12-24 )
Start thinking now for breeding success next spring.
BeefTalk: No Spirit, No Peace   ( 2015-12-17 )
Being a caregiver and providing food to sustain others is part of being a cattle producer.
BeefTalk: How Big is the Bull?   ( 2015-12-10 )
Tools such as expected progeny differences help producers buy the right bulls.
BeefTalk: With Nice Weather, Cows Still Need a Balanced Supplement   ( 2015-12-04 )
Nice winters are not the time to skimp on cow nutrition.
BeefTalk: Who Gets the Weight?   ( 2015-11-25 )
The opportunity to use nontraditional beef production methods is very real.
BeefTalk: May Calving, January Weaning   ( 2015-11-19 )
Changing from March to May calving is not simple, but it is doable.
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Cattle Price Volatility Continues  (2018-07-11)  Expect cattle and other livestock price volatility to continue until trade disputes are resolved.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: 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.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Salsa Rules  (2018-07-19)  Use a research-tested recipe from a university Extension website or the U.S. Department of Agriculture when canning food.  FULL STORY
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