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Thin Cows? A Pre-breeding Nutritional Push Helps   ( 2015-05-14 )
Winter effects will vary, but for those cows that used up some conditioning during the cold winter, spring feed is critical to meet lactation needs, as well pending reproductive needs.
Dairy Focus: Biosecurity is Everyone’s Business   ( 2015-05-12 )
Biosecurity is vital for protecting all agricultural operations.
BeefTalk: Have a Plan to Manage Cowherd Subgroups   ( 2015-05-07 )
The point and challenge is that beef producers need to have a plan. In other words, it is the process of slowly changing stocking rates to reflect the changing plant communities in response to changing moisture supplies.
Consider Early Grazing Alternatives   ( 2015-05-07 )
Grazing native range grasses too early can reduce forage production.
Dairy Focus: Technology Will Drive Dairy Industry Progress   ( 2015-05-07 )
Precision dairy technology doesn’t replace good management; it enhances it.
BeefTalk: Prepare for the Unexpected, Live the Expected   ( 2015-04-30 )
As producers, there is no way to control the amount of rain we get, so we are forced to develop management plans that will be accommodating to various levels of moisture.
Early Season Grazing Targets Kentucky Bluegrass   ( 2015-04-28 )
NDSU research shows early intensive grazing has reduced bluegrass growth.
Get Pasture Water Tested This Year   ( 2015-04-28 )
Limited snowmelt and rainfall could affect the quality of water in pastures.
Livestock Producers Need Stocking Rate Reduction Plan   ( 2015-04-27 )
Producers should be proactive in case drought is a problem this year.
Maximize Pregnancy Rates When Using Artificial Insemination   ( 2015-04-24 )
Managing factors that producers can influence is imperative when maximizing pregnancy rates.
BeefTalk: When Should Cows Calve?   ( 2015-04-23 )
Basically, a cow will calf when she and her calf decide the time is right.
BeefTalk: Cattle Deserve a Professional Herd-health Program   ( 2015-04-16 )
The cost of implementing adequate biosecurity measures and associated vaccination protocols is minimal, compared with the cost of even losing one calf, let alone a cow or bull.
Schedule Breeding Soundness Exams Prior to Turnout   ( 2015-04-15 )
Breeding soundness exams can uncover problems with just-purchased young bulls and older bulls that have sired calf crops.
BeefTalk: Start Planning Now if the Summer Looks Dry   ( 2015-04-09 )
Drought and excess moisture are very frequent concerns in the agricultural community. This year appears to moving in the direction of dryness.
Dairy Focus: The Art of Handling Cattle Becomes a Life Lesson   ( 2015-04-09 )
Animals learn to be handled if they’re handled calmly.
BeefTalk: Nice Weather for Calving is Priority One   ( 2015-04-02 )
Every nice spring brings the comment: “Wish I could calve all my cows now.” Of course, those springs that bring cold weather and extensive snow and slush bring more negative comments about early calving.
Meehan Joins NDSU Animal Sciences Department   ( 2015-03-27 )
Meehan is the Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist.
BeefTalk: The Big 60 Means 60 Percent Calved in 21 Days!   ( 2015-03-26 )
The 60 percent goal is very realistic.
Calf Losses Before Birth a Concern   ( 2015-03-24 )
The best way to determine what caused an abortion or stillbirth in cattle is lab testing.
Beeftalk: Can Profitable Beef Operations Go Broke?   ( 2015-03-19 )
The market price of a calf minus the direct expenses of producing that calf often is stated as profit. However, that calculation is far from any indication of the financial status of a beef operation.

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