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

By   /  September 23, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  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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How Important is a Perfect Udder on a Beef Cow?

By   /  August 5, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  8 Comments

This article is a summary of the 2019 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report “The Effect of Cow Udder Score on Subsequent Calf Performance in the Nebraska Sandhills”. Joslyn K. Beard, Jacki A. Musgrave, Rick N. Funston and J. Travis Mulliniks were collaborators on this research study and report. Listen to a discussion of the content in […]

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Facing Short Hay Inventory? Here’s What You Can Do

By   /  July 22, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Facing Short Hay Inventory? Here’s What You Can Do

Flooding in many parts of the country may mean less hay for the winter. Drought is a problem in other places. No matter the reason, here are some tips for making it through the winter.

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Grab the Bull by the Horns – What to Consider When Buying a Bull

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Grab the Bull by the Horns – What to Consider When Buying a Bull

Are you looking for a new bull? This January 2018 article has some suggestions as you search. The purchase of a bull is a significant investment and represents the genetic future of the calves and in many cases replacement heifers that will go into the cowherd. The following are thoughts on a process that producers […]

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Prepping for Calving Season

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Most of these tips apply to any kind of livestock that will be giving birth. So check it out!

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