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Prepare for Heat Stress in Cattle   ( 2015-07-14 )
Heat stress impacts cattle the most when they are exposed to hot and humid weather for a period of time.
Monitor Bulls During Breeding Season   ( 2015-07-09 )
Watch for breeding activity, injuries and overall condition.
BeefTalk: Cow Size and Success in the Beef Business   ( 2015-05-28 )
Coffee discussions tend to assume an answer quickly, but the reality is much more difficult and complicated.
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.
Wet, Cold Weather Creates Calf Health Risks   ( 2015-05-20 )
Producers should monitor their calf crop closely in the next week to 10 days.
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.
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.
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.

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