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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  /  No Comments

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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Are Your Cow-Calf Share and Cash Lease Agreements Up to Snuff?

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Are Your Cow-Calf Share and Cash Lease Agreements Up to Snuff?

  The fall of the year is often a convenient time for those involved in cow-calf share and cash leases of spring calving cows to revisit the terms of the agreement.  Market values of cattle, interest rates, pasture rental rates and feed costs can change significantly from year to year.  Discussing how the share or […]

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Sorting Out the Bull – Things to Consider When Buying a Bull

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Sorting Out the Bull – Things to Consider When Buying a Bull

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 can use when planning the purchase of their next sire. What do you want your cowherd and […]

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Reducing Heifer Development Costs By Growing Smaller Cows and Using Lower-Quality Forages

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  4 Comments

More recent research is overturning old ideas about heifer development and providing ways to reduce costs while maintaining breed-back rates and longevity in the herd.

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