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Turning Out the Bulls – Later

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to Kris Miner, South Dakota Grassland Coalition for sending on this reminder! With the traditional bull turnout date for most producers coming in the next couple weeks, the SD Grassland Coalition would like to remind cattle producers that considering a later breeding and calving season may be beneficial. In South Dakota, that means May […]

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What is the Best Cow?

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock, The Classic by NatGLC  /  4 Comments

The best cow I ever bought was a real beauty. Her name was Miss Unaweep Rafter 145, and she came with some fancy registration papers and a bull calf at her side that my mother thought could be our next herd sire. I know old Unaweep was a good cow. She must have been – […]

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Black Vultures Preying on Livestock is a Growing Problem

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Consider This, Livestock  /  5 Comments

Black Vulture populations are increasing and, with warmer winters, their range is expanding too. Once only found in the southeast United States, the birds are now being seen as far north as Indiana. The problem is, unlike their cousin the Turkey Vulture, which only feeds on carrion, black vultures are aggressive enough to take live […]

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Shade Options for Grazing Cattle – Natural, Permanent and DIY Portable

By   /  June 7, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

It’s that time of year when grazers begin asking each other, “What do you do to get shade to your animals?” Here’s why it’s helpful to YOU to provide shade, and 3 different options for making it happen. Why is Shade Important? Adding some shade to pastures, especially in places where the weather is both […]

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Reduce Early Pregnancy Loss in Cattle

By   /  May 31, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

According to Rick Funston, Nebraska Extension Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiologist, transportation stress, heat stress, diagnosing pregnancy and nutrition at breeding are all factors that can lead to early pregnancy loss in cattle. From his recent BeefWatch article, here’s what to watch for and what to do to prevent loss. Transportation Stress When trailering cattle to […]

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