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Save Calves from Scours

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  5 Comments

It’s a management problem – and solution. Here are the symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Adding it Up: What Does it Cost to Develop a Bred Heifer?

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Written collaboratively by Taylor Grussing, Heather Gessner and Shannon Sand. With all the day to day tasks that need to get done, it is easy to stick to tradition and ignore the fact that what has always been done in the past, may not make “cents” this year. With today’s livestock and crop market prices, […]

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Cattle Shrink When They’re Stressed

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Cattle Shrink When They’re Stressed

If you’ve done everything right up to now to raise fat cattle, be sure what you do when you’re handling and transporting them doesn’t undo all your hard work.

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Skinny Cows? Use Body Condition Scoring to Adjust Your Management

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Skinny Cows? Use Body Condition Scoring to Adjust Your Management

Skinny cows may look better in bikinis, but in the beef business that’s not really how we measure success. Economic losses from thin cows can be substantial.  As the graph below shows, the thinner the cow, the less likely she is to become pregnant.  While weaning weight may not always be a good measure of […]

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Will Cloned Cattle Give Us What We’re Looking For?

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  6 Comments

If you followed the three part pictorial history of cattle size and type by Dr. Harlan Ritchie (see Part 1 here), you may have wondered, “What’s next for the Industry?” If it’s meat quality you’re looking for, a group of scientists think their cloned cattle may be the answer. Here it is in a Press […]

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