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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.
BeefTalk: Good Cattle-working Facilities Should be a High Priority   ( 2015-11-12 )
Producers need to plan ahead for cattle-working days and invest in good, secure cattle-working facilities.
BeefTalk: Think Smart, Not More Work   ( 2015-11-05 )
Aggressive cattle producers need to continue exploring how to improve their business and performance records.
BeefTalk: Flexible Planning Starts With Practical Cow Sort Lists   ( 2015-10-29 )
Don’t join the “I wish I had sorted the cows!” club.
BeefTalk: Now is the Time to Save Feed Costs   ( 2015-10-22 )
When feed costs are too high, consider selling the higher-maintenance cows.
BeefTalk: I Don’t Feel Well Today   ( 2015-10-15 )
Producers should strive for a stress-free environment when weaning and stress-free movement of cattle in their care.
BeefTalk: I Thought I Was Doing Better Than That!   ( 2015-10-08 )
Getting a better handle on expenses involves keeping track of costs.
BeefTalk: Can Commercial Producers Afford to Sell 7-month-old Calves?   ( 2015-10-01 )
The way to maximize calf weight is knowing and controlling direct and overhead costs incurred up to weaning.
BeefTalk: Pondering Growth in the Beef Business   ( 2015-09-24 )
Weaning weight numbers imply that pounds of calf weaned off commercial cows are not increasing.
BeefTalk: Can Production Efficiency Offset Costs?   ( 2015-09-17 )
Costs are going up, production is stagnant and prices are falling.
BeefTalk: Cost of Beef Production Up 200 Percent   ( 2015-09-09 )
One of the biggest expenses is total direct and overhead costs.
BeefTalk: Grandma and Grandpa Are Worried!   ( 2015-09-03 )
Cost control is the key to long-term success in the cow-calf business.
BeefTalk: Are Cattle Records Worth the Effort?   ( 2015-08-27 )
Appraising genetic and managerial inputs is critical to ranch management.
BeefTalk: Another Great School Year Begins   ( 2015-08-20 )
The integration of knowledge from one generation to the next can be difficult in the beef industry.
BeefTalk: Blue Moons and Summer Blues   ( 2015-08-13 )
The current low grain prices and ample forage availability can make beef industry expansion a reality.
BeefTalk: Grazing: Setting the Base Stocking Rate   ( 2015-08-06 )
Once the weighted stocking rate average is calculated, producers can begin stocking at the right number.
BeefTalk: Grazing Systems Combine MLRAs and Ecological Sites   ( 2015-07-30 )
Grazing systems are dependent on location and available feed.
BeefTalk: Grazing Systems are Major Land Resource Areas   ( 2015-07-23 )
A ranch’s profitability and sustainability are based on understanding grazing systems.
BeefTalk: Understanding Grazing Systems is Not Easy   ( 2015-07-16 )
Start with the concept of “take half, leave half” when setting up a grazing system.
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Evaluate Hay Inventory and Cow Condition  (2018-03-15)  Monitoring cow body condition is critical for staying on top of herd management.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Are Vegetarian Diets Healthful?  (2018-03-15)  Vegetarian diets usually are lower in fat and saturated fat.  FULL STORY
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