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Proper Timing of Pasture Turnout Critical for Drought Recovery   ( 2018-03-16 )
Grazing too early in the spring can result in decreased forage production the entire grazing season.
BeefTalk: Evaluate Hay Inventory and Cow Condition   ( 2018-03-15 )
Monitoring cow body condition is critical for staying on top of herd management.
BeefTalk: The Concern is a Dwindling Hay Pile   ( 2018-03-08 )
Producers need to calculate their hay inventory, determine the pounds of cattle and other livestock to be fed, and plan accordingly.
BeefTalk: Expect to Hang Two-thirds of the Cow’s Weight on the Rail   ( 2018-03-01 )
Assuming carcass quality is the same, then acceptable carcass quantity is achievable across a large range in cow weights.
BeefTalk: Why Push a Chain Up a Hill?   ( 2018-01-25 )
Matching cattle inventory and calving date with appropriate forage-based systems is critical.
BeefTalk: Shop Around; Cattle Eat More Than Hay   ( 2018-01-11 )
This year’s challenge for the beef manager is finding the balance among winter demands, feed inventory and cattle inventory.
BeefTalk: Rolling Out Hay is Rolling Out Dollars   ( 2017-12-28 )
Feeding calves high-priced hay needs to be a bridge from one low-cost production scenario to the next.
BeefTalk: Will the Hay Inventory Feed the Cows?   ( 2017-12-21 )
Provide the proper supplementation to meet the current needs of the cow herd or reduce inventory.
BeefTalk: Just When Does One Let the Calves Go?   ( 2017-12-14 )
Match individual managerial skills with the operation and market accordingly.
BeefTalk: Reproductive Performance in Commercial Beef Herds is Remarkable   ( 2017-11-22 )
As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.
BeefTalk: Beef Growth Performance Continues to be Stable   ( 2017-11-16 )
The current growth benchmark for actual weaning weight is 554 pounds at 192 days of age, with an average daily gain of 2.5 pounds.
BeefTalk: Beef Production Weaning 498 Pounds Per Cow Exposed   ( 2017-11-09 )
To truly measure progress, producers need to collect, analyze and report data, and set goals.
BeefTalk: The Challenge of Cow Size   ( 2017-11-02 )
The solution is finding moderately sized cows that produce steers to meet current market desires and specifications.
BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Benchmarks for 2017   ( 2017-10-26 )
Achievable goals are the first steps toward improvement.
NDSU Research Improves Beef Cattle Production   ( 2017-10-03 )
Nutrition and meat quality were among the topics NDSU animal scientists have been studying.
BeefTalk: Rain Makes Regrowth; Put Weight on Cows Now   ( 2017-09-21 )
Fall is the time to take advantage of crop aftermath grazing.
Fall Grazing Offers Opportunities and Challenges   ( 2017-09-20 )
NDSU Extension specialists offer fall grazing advice.
BeefTalk: Time to Get Serious; Small Cows Produce   ( 2017-09-07 )
Smaller cows can produce calves that are competitive with mainstream beef production.
Investigate Before Buying Livestock Feed   ( 2017-08-30 )
Producers need to beware of scams and know what they’re buying because feed quality can vary.
BeefTalk: Seeking Efficient Beef Cows   ( 2017-08-24 )
Separate biological and economic efficiency and keep an eye on your goal.

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