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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: Attention to Details is worth $1,247,872.50   ( 2007-06-28 )
In reflecting on our lives, we need to ask what we actually learned in each phase of life.
BeefTalk: Grass is Not Free   ( 2007-06-21 )
The assignment of a value to pasture is important and relevant to the analysis of the total operation.
BeefTalk: Pasture and Range, the Second Priority for Cow-calf Producers   ( 2007-06-14 )
While identification and documentation of priorities are important, action should not be impetuous.
BeefTalk: Mushrooms - Success is in the Details   ( 2007-06-06 )
In beef production, as in most businesses, the "success is in the details."
BeefTalk: Herd Nutrition is the Foundation of the Cow Herd   ( 2007-05-31 )
It is important to understand that just having feed doesn't mean success.
BeefTalk: Cave Images Just Can't Compete with Cell Phone Text   ( 2007-05-24 )
Information overload has many functions, but never should be set aside on the premise that enough is enough.
BeefTalk: What Was May Not Need to Be What Is   ( 2007-05-17 )
We need to constantly challenge ourselves and, as we do things, make sure they fit.
BeefTalk: Lowline Steer Value Plus Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics   ( 2007-05-10 )
This week's BeefTalk column summarizes three years of feedlot performance from a set of smaller-framed, crossbred Lowline steers.
BeefTalk: "These Cattle Were Very Interesting"   ( 2007-05-03 )
Like it or not, the world changes gradually, yet there is enormous energy and effort expended to keep the status quo.
BeefTalk: Lowline Cattle – Matching Calving Ease with Value on the Rail   ( 2007-04-26 )
The beef business, from a producer's standpoint, is very much like a picture puzzle.
BeefTalk: Loala Bulls Impact Calving Ease   ( 2007-04-19 )
Since most producers have their cows calve in the spring, this is the logical time to critique calving records.
BeefTalk: Life Does Not Come Easy   ( 2007-04-12 )
The cow business can weigh heavily on our shoulders.
BeefTalk: Damn – I Just Can’t Get It   ( 2007-04-05 )
The process of calving comes down to two principles.
BeefTalk: Is Manure a Waste Problem or a Resource?   ( 2007-03-29 )
Our mindset determines to what extent we are open to change and if the possibility really exists.
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Wading Through the Economics of Drones  (2017-12-14)  Producers need to decide whether a drone really will benefit them before investing in one.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Just When Does One Let the Calves Go?  (2017-12-14)  Match individual managerial skills with the operation and market accordingly.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Mrs. Claus Comments on Santa’s Health  (2017-12-14)  A conversation with Mrs. Claus highlights the importance of good eating and health-care habits.  FULL STORY
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