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BeefTalk: Do We Exist Only If Someone Else Knows We Exist?   ( 2008-06-26 )
Data education among producers, feedlot enterprises and all those involved in the beef chain is the priority.
BeefTalk: With Cow Size, One Can't Forget Production Potential   ( 2008-06-19 )
What size cow is right?
Beef Talk: This Is Next Year Country   ( 2008-06-12 )
Management plans and associated production must be in concert with events beyond a producer’s control.
BeefTalk: Life Goes On   ( 2008-06-05 )
We were blessed with rain, but somehow one of the pickups got confused on the change in surface and ran into a cow panel.
BeefTalk: Cow Size – To Win the Race, You Must Know What Race You Are In   ( 2008-05-29 )
A utopian system that goes from conception all the way to the consumer has yet to be developed.
BeefTalk: Cow Size – Dry Lot Versus Pasture   ( 2008-05-22 )
The search for feed resources is not for the faint of heart.
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.
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Oil Boom and Crime  (2018-06-13)  Tackling crime problems in rural boomtowns requires policies and strategies that respond to communities’ needs.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Consumer Issues and Demand  (2018-06-14)  Consumers have more opportunities to express their opinion about the food they buy and eat.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Stay Hydrated During Warm Summer Months  (2018-06-14)  Children, older adults and outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to dehydration.  FULL STORY
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