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NDSU Research Increases Beef Cattle Knowledge   ( 2016-09-28 )
Feed intake, breeding systems and finishing diets are among the topics NDSU animal scientists have been studying.
BeefTalk: Beef Production is Sustainable Grass Production   ( 2016-08-04 )
Beef producers need to think outside the box.
BeefTalk: Sustainable Soil and Integrated Beef Systems   ( 2016-07-21 )
Beef production needs to think outside the box.
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.
Use Caution When Grazing Corn Residue   ( 2015-10-26 )
Corn residue can be a good option for extending the grazing season, but too much grain can cause digestive upsets and other health issues.
Dairy Focus: Is Covering Silage Worth the Cost?   ( 2015-07-16 )
Keeping silage from spoiling is a cost-effective effort.
BeefTalk: Genetic Diversity is a Good Thing   ( 2015-05-21 )
Crossbreeding various breeds of cattle produced calves that are genetically varied. This expanded gene pool has positive benefits on calf survival, growth and subsequent reproduction as mature cattle.
Stem Counts Help Assess Alfalfa Stand Potential   ( 2015-05-19 )
Newer stands usually are more winter hardy.
Consider Early Grazing Alternatives   ( 2015-05-07 )
Grazing native range grasses too early can reduce forage production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BeefTalk: Is Return on Assets Large Enough to Expand the Cow Business?   ( 2015-03-12 )
If the rate of return is inadequate for the one investing the assets into a business endeavor, there is no business.
BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Benchmarks for 2014   ( 2015-02-26 )
Each year, I look forward to the analysis that generates average values for beef traits.
BeefTalk: Got the Calving Book Handy?   ( 2015-02-19 )
A calving book is a book that allows producers to write down the tag number they put in the calf to record the date of birth as close as possible.
BeefTalk: Cow Contentment is a Good Thing   ( 2015-02-12 )
Access to the proper feed, good water and a reasonable space that has wind protection will keep a cow content.

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