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BeefTalk: A Burden or Opportunity?   ( 2007-11-15 )
The need for a calving book that records data points along a calf’s life is essential.
BeefTalk: The Key and the Calf Have Value   ( 2007-11-08 )
It is very obvious that producers are seeking an unencumbered market environment that allows buyers from around the world to bid on their calves.
BeefTalk: Forward Thinkers Always Are Needed in the Beef Industry   ( 2007-11-01 )
Some organizations seem to have a purpose or function that extends through time.
BeefTalk: Buy a Scale   ( 2007-10-25 )
Now is a good time to think through just what generates dollars in the beef business.
BeefTalk: Load’em Up and Bring Those “Doggies” Home   ( 2007-10-18 )
A few brief discussions are held to reminisce about the days when all the cattle were herded home, but those mainly are memories.
BeefTalk: Opportunity Comes with Intensity   ( 2007-10-11 )
The need to increase management intensity to meet the expected opportunity must be met.
BeefTalk: Replacement Heifer Roundup   ( 2007-10-04 )
There is something universal about replacement heifers for all cattle producers.
BeefTalk: Stress-free Calves – No Hot Shots, Whips or Sticks   ( 2007-09-27 )
The goal in weaning is to have a calf simply walk away from the cow herd, start eating on its own and never look back.
BeefTalk: Is It Ever Too Dry To Grow a Plant?   ( 2007-09-20 )
With the prices being offered for crops, most producers have to ask themselves if they could have squeezed out a little more production.
BeefTalk: The Willow Stick and Water – Can’t Live Without It   ( 2007-09-13 )
Water was and still is the major source of life.
BeefTalk: Don’t Forget That Every Good Rose Has Good Thorns   ( 2007-09-06 )
In agriculture, as in many industries, those who survive tend to be thick-skinned.
BeefTalk: Change Is Slow, But It Is Coming   ( 2007-08-30 )
Positive thoughts and actions are occurring in the beef industry.
BeefTalk: Animal Identification Slowly Is Becoming a Maze That Goes Nowhere   ( 2007-08-23 )
Little did those who established the principle of heterosis and promoted the development of crossbreeding programs realize just how badly they upset the applecart.
BeefTalk: What Happened to the Calving Book?   ( 2007-08-16 )
Given the intensity and desire expressed by cattle producers, the calving book is a critical part of the beef operation.
BeefTalk: Wrecks Are Not Desirable; Vaccinate Your Calves Now   ( 2007-08-09 )
The bottom line is that the need for preconditioned calves is now the norm, not the exception.
BeefTalk: Is What We Say What We Do?   ( 2007-08-02 )
The top three producer priorities are herd nutrition, pasture and range, followed by herd health.
BeefTalk: Now is the Time to Plan for Preconditioned Calves   ( 2007-07-26 )
The need to provide protection for calves, whether one weans them at home or sells them right off the cow, is a vital part of successful management.
BeefTalk: Roving Thoughts on a Hot Summer Day   ( 2007-07-19 )
For many of us, the status quo is not acceptable.
BeefTalk: Beef Business Full of Joyful and Sorrowful Producers   ( 2007-07-12 )
The difference between those producers who were just getting by and those who were acquiring some level of wealth was more than $232 for every cow on the place.
BeefTalk: Back to the Fungus   ( 2007-07-03 )
It is through monitoring and evaluation of the plants that one really learns the guts of a grass operation.
BeefTalk: 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.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Are Eggs Healthful?  (2018-03-22)  Eggs are a good source of protein and a chemical that helps with brain, nerve and, potentially, memory health.  FULL STORY
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