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Options for Managing Stocking Rates to Fit Available Forage

By   /  May 17, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Options for Managing Stocking Rates to Fit Available Forage

One of the most common problems I’ve been seeing lately is folks running out of forage for the number of animals they have. The problem grows when drought is factored in. Graziers have questions about what they should do in these cases, and Aaron Berger has some answers.   Current drought conditions across many parts […]

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How to Choose Your Replacement Heifers

By   /  September 14, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

This is the time of year when many folks are choosing their replacement heifers. These tips from Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Aaron Berger and his colleagues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will help you make good choices. First, get rid of heifers whose mothers were troublesome. Send on heifers that are: • from cows […]

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Has Dry Weather Got You Worried? Planting Annual Forages Can Provide Fall Feed

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Has Dry Weather Got You Worried? Planting Annual Forages Can Provide Fall Feed

Thanks to co-author Dr. Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension range and forage specialist. Listen to a discussion of the content in this article on this episode of the BeefWatch podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes in iTunes or paste http://feeds.feedburner.com/unlbeefwatch into your podcast app. Dry conditions in many parts of the country are […]

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Do You Know What Your Competitive Advantage Is?

By   /  May 11, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Do You Know What Your Competitive Advantage Is?

One of the ways that beef producers can be successful in their business is to identify what their competitive advantage is in relation to their competition.  What is it about your product, skills, reputation, business structure, location or service that sets you apart from others?  What gives you a “leg up” on the competition? Asking […]

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Low-Input Systems Reduce Heifer Development Costs Without Sacrificing Reproductive Performance

By   /  September 23, 2019  /  From the On Pasture Library  /  Comments Off on Low-Input Systems Reduce Heifer Development Costs Without Sacrificing Reproductive Performance

This article comes to us from Aaron L. Berger, Extension Educator, and Rick N. Funston, Beef Reproductive Physiology Specialist, both from University of Nebraska Extension. In the past several decades, post-weaning development of replacement heifers has focused on feeding heifers to reach a target body weight of 60 to 65 percent of mature weight at […]

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