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Johne’s Disease in BEEF and DAIRY herds V1209 (Revised)

Johne’s is a slowly progressive disease that costs the producer through excessive culling, suboptimal milk production, decreased fertility and death loss.

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Artificial Insemination

Maximizing Pregnancy Rates When Using Artificial Insemination - AS1749

Understanding and managing the factors that contribute to maximizing AI pregnancy rates can improve profitability in beef herds implementing AI. This publication will review how factors related to cows, bulls and those controlled by humans all contribute to the success of your AI breeding program.

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Pregnancy Detection in Beef Cattle

Method of Pregnancy Detection in Beef Cattle - AS1632

Pregnancy detection is a way to identify nonpregnant cows and, subsequently, decide how to best manage nonpregnant animals on your operation.

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Land Application of Solid Manure

Options for Land Application of Solid Manure - NM1613

Based on the type of livestock facility, manure can be handled and stored as a liquid (less than 5 percent dry matter), slurry (5 to 10 percent dry matter) and/or solid (greater than 15 percent dry matter). Figure 1 shows the relative consistency of the various types of manure that common animal species excrete. Depending on manure consistency, manure application equipment and application methods differ significantly.

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Preparing for a Successful Calving Season: Nutrition, Management and Health Programs AS1207 (Revised)

This publication provides information on: • Cow nutrition prior to calving • Colostrum management • Calving season vaccinations • Parasite control • General management

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Preparing for a Successful Calving Season

Preparing for a Successful Calving Season Nutrition, Management and Health Programs - AS1207

This publication provides information on: • Cow Nutrition Prior to Calving • Colostrum Management • Calving Season – Vaccinations • Parasite Control • General Management

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Sunflower Meal in Beef Cattle Diets

Sunflower Meal in Beef Cattle Diets - AS1623

Sunflower meal is the fourth largest source of protein supplement used for livestock behind soybean, cottonseed and canola meals (Hesley, 1994). Sunflower meal is the residual product when the oil fraction is removed from the black oil seeds by “crushing,” or more specifically, prepress solvent extraction. The supply of sunflower meal in the U.S. varies by year according to acres and yield of sunflowers harvested, with some seasonal variation in output. Most sunflowers are processed from October through March. Oil sunflowers generally are grown in the Great Plains region of the U.S.

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Backgrounding Beef Cattle

Systems for Backgrounding Beef Cattle - AS1151

Many different methods or systems of backgrounding, or growing beef cattle, are available. Each system has advantages and disadvantages that producers must weigh before deciding which is right for them. Producers should recognize the need for many different types of systems because of the many different types of cattle. Not all backgrounding systems work with each type of cattle. Some cattle are best suited to being finished directly after weaning, while other cattle are best finished following an extensive growing program. This publication will outline the different types of backgrounding systems that are available for producers to use and describe the kind and type of cattle that best fit each system.

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EPDs

Understanding Expected Progeny Differences for Genetic Improvement in Commercial Beef Herds - AS1770

The beef seedstock business is large, and commercial beef producers have many opportunities to purchase bulls that meet the criteria established in their breeding plans. Breed selection and type vary considerably, and this diversity helps keep a strong genetic base in the beef business. Current bull buyer selection tools include visual traits evaluated by the buyer, as well as performance and genetic information.

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Using Flax in Beef and Dairy Cattle Diets

Using Flax in Beef and Dairy Cattle Diets - AS1283

This publication provides information regarding the nutritive and feeding value of flax, examines the literature on the implications of using flax in livestock diets and offers recommendations on future research needs.

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Corn Residue in Beef Cattle Diets

Utilizing Corn Residue in Beef Cattle Diets - AS1548

Corn residue is a useful feedstuff for beef cattle. Producers should consider incorporating these fee resources into their grazing and feeding programs to reduce the cost of production.

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Water Quality of Runoff From Beef Cattle Feedlots

Water Quality of Runoff From Beef Cattle Feedlots - WQ1667

Runoff from feedlot may cause surface and groundwater pollution. Knowledge of runoff quality from beef cattle feedlot pens would be useful to design effective management practices to protect water quality. The objective of this bulletin is to share runoff quality measurements from three beef cattle feedlot pen surfaces under North Dakota management and climatic conditions.

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Winter Management of the Beef Cow Herd

Winter Management of the Beef Cow Herd - AS1564

Good winter management practices contribute to healthy and productive cattle, reasonable feed costs and humane care. This publication describes recommended management practices for beef cows during the winter.

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