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BeefTalk: The World Gives a Little, Takes a Little   ( 2016-06-02 )
Perhaps trying harder to understand the world in its entirety is enough for now.
BeefTalk: What Am I Doing?   ( 2016-05-26 )
Today’s youth are disconnected from life on the farm or ranch.
BeefTalk: Cut Expenses Smartly, Not Quickly   ( 2016-05-19 )
Don’t let knee-jerk reactions get in the way of good planning.
BeefTalk: Producers Worry, Calves Survive   ( 2016-05-12 )
Producers must provide the right care for their cattle to survive and thrive.
BeefTalk: Urgent: Obtain a Well-balanced Mineral Program With Magnesium Now!   ( 2016-05-05 )
Grass tetany is difficult to detect early, so make sure cows have sufficient supplementation.
BeefTalk: Farming, Ranching or Somewhere in Between   ( 2016-04-28 )
A successful land-based operation involves integrating crops and livestock.
BeefTalk: A Heads-up for a Dry Summer: Plan Forage Production Now   ( 2016-04-21 )
Take forage quality as well as quantity into account when deciding when to harvest.
BeefTalk: A Cow is Not a Cow, So Plan Now for Potential Summer Dryness   ( 2016-04-14 )
The key to managing drought is good cattle sorting and modified stocking rates.
BeefTalk: The Goal is 97 Percent Live Calves   ( 2016-04-07 )
Try for a less than 3 percent calf death loss.
BeefTalk: Are You Feeding and Keeping an Eye on the Bulls?   ( 2016-03-31 )
Bulls that are underconditioned, overconditioned, underweight and lackluster need to be dealt with now.
BeefTalk: Labor, Facilities and Equipment are Big Beef Expenses   ( 2016-03-24 )
Cow-calf producers need to work smarter, not harder.
BeefTalk: Reproductive Observations of May Calving Compared With March Calving   ( 2016-03-17 )
Shifting calving from March to May didn’t change the cow herd’s reproductive performance.
BeefTalk: Calf Growth Observations of May vs. March Calving   ( 2016-03-10 )
Changing your calving date is worth pondering.
BeefTalk: Why Would Calving Time in the Northern Plains Change?   ( 2016-03-03 )
Calving dates are more than calendar dates on the barn wall.
BeefTalk: Where are the Breeding Systems?   ( 2016-02-25 )
Have we forgotten the need for breeding systems and the benefits that a good breeding system will bring?
BeefTalk: Countercultural Beef Production   ( 2016-02-18 )
The dilemma is that traditional producers face a countercultural role.
BeefTalk: What’s in the Current Bullpen?   ( 2016-02-11 )
Finding genetics information on current and previously purchased bulls is easy.
BeefTalk: Am I Satisfied?   ( 2016-02-04 )
Saying you are happy, satisfied and content with what you’re doing is OK.
BeefTalk: Kick Some Straw and Read the Book   ( 2016-01-28 )
Genetics is a vital part of cattle production.
BeefTalk: Terminal Breed Indexes Available at Your Breed Association Website   ( 2016-01-21 )
Selection indexes can help producers buy bulls destined to sire terminal calves.
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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