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Beef Talk: Cow Size – How Much More Does the Big Cow Eat?   ( 2008-05-15 )
The core issue is what cattle to feed if feed becomes limited.
BeefTalk: Cow Size – Big and Very Big Cows Do Exist   ( 2008-05-08 )
As pastures dry and feed sources increase in cost, managers need to review what cows should stay and what cows should go.
BeefTalk: Cow Size – A Foundational Issue   ( 2008-05-01 )
Knowing the weight of the cows being turned out to grass is something every producer needs to know.
BeefTalk: One Size Does Not Fit All   ( 2008-04-24 )
We have the makings of being a little drier than dry.
BeefTalk: Now Is the Time to Sort Old Cows   ( 2008-04-17 )
A sort by age is based on the previous year’s records and then fit to the current year’s stocking plan.
BeefTalk: Develop Drought Plan When Cows Are Close   ( 2008-04-10 )
Producers need a plan should a drought develop.
BeefTalk: Heads Up – It’s Calving Time   ( 2008-04-03 )
Checking cows requires an awareness that cows are large, living beings that have a mind of their own.
BeefTalk: EPDs Provide Knowledge, Producers Provide Wisdom   ( 2008-03-27 )
A sound beef program requires wisdom and knowledge.
BeefTalk: EPD Accuracy – Contemporary Groups   ( 2008-03-20 )
A lot of data is discarded because it does not meet organizational criteria.
BeefTalk: EPD Accuracy – Possible Changing Values   ( 2008-03-13 )
As we come to look at the progeny of a bull, we want the best estimate of the bull’s future performance.
BeefTalk: Bull Buying Basics – The Numbers Are Real, But Not Absolute   ( 2008-03-06 )
When buying bulls, the actual weight of the bull is not as important as the progeny weight.
BeefTalk: Bull Buying Basics – Accuracy   ( 2008-02-28 )
 
BeefTalk: Bull Buying Basics – The Package Counts, Not the Wrapping   ( 2008-02-21 )
A well-wrapped package sells well, but don’t forget, it’s what’s in the package that counts.
BeefTalk: Bull-buying Basics – Get to Know the Numbers and Performance Will Follow   ( 2008-02-14 )
The reality is that bull buying can be simple.
BeefTalk: Control Costs, But Don’t Sacrifice Bull Nutrition, Health and Genetics   ( 2008-02-07 )
Cost management is critical and the obvious is not always obvious.
BeefTalk: Wind and Cold Are a Dangerous Combination For Bulls   ( 2008-01-31 )
Bulls exposed to wind and cold could be neutered by morning.
BeefTalk: Adaptability, Body Condition Closely Connected   ( 2008-01-24 )
Research has shown that body condition is the No.1 indicator on the ability of a cow to calf.
BeefTalk: Don’t Overlook the Value of Cattle Hair   ( 2008-01-17 )
Healthy cattle will tend to not have frost on their backs, even when the weather gets very cold.
BeefTalk: Prevention and Early Intervention Are Keys to Unlocking the Sick Pen   ( 2008-01-10 )
If a calf is dragging, a colt missing a jump or the feed bunk is not cleaned up, there is a reason.
BeefTalk: Gosh, Mom, We Just Have to Make That   ( 2008-01-03 )
As we start a new year, it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves of the wonderful products from the beef industry.
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