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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.
BeefTalk: Why Push a Chain Up a Hill?   ( 2018-01-25 )
Matching cattle inventory and calving date with appropriate forage-based systems is critical.
BeefTalk: Healthy Soil Buffers Human Inadequacies   ( 2018-01-18 )
Production practices that reduce soil disturbance, increase plant diversity, add animal diversity and maintain living roots are a positive step.
BeefTalk: Shop Around; Cattle Eat More Than Hay   ( 2018-01-11 )
This year’s challenge for the beef manager is finding the balance among winter demands, feed inventory and cattle inventory.
BeefTalk: Keeping More Heifers Turned Out Well   ( 2018-01-04 )
Keeping more heifers during a drought can help preserve a herd’s genetics and increase management flexibility.
BeefTalk: Rolling Out Hay is Rolling Out Dollars   ( 2017-12-28 )
Feeding calves high-priced hay needs to be a bridge from one low-cost production scenario to the next.
BeefTalk: Will the Hay Inventory Feed the Cows?   ( 2017-12-21 )
Provide the proper supplementation to meet the current needs of the cow herd or reduce inventory.
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Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Health and Environmental Concerns of Indiscriminate GMO Adoption in Agriculture  (2018-09-19)  Producers need to keep an eye on scientific developments in agriculture and international health and food policies.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Market Cows and Bulls Rather Than Cull  (2018-09-20)  No herd should have any cull cows or bulls.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: I’m Spillin’ the Beans  (2018-09-20)  Dry edible beans are nutritious and have several health benefits.  FULL STORY
 
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