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Guidelines for Culling Cows – and Other Livestock

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

You can ensure an optimally productive herd with these tips for choosing who should stay and who should go. If you’re in a drought situation this summer and want to maintain healthy soils, forage and animals, you’ll really want to check this out.

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Does Creep Feeding Calves in Pasture Pay?

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

This article is drawn from information provided by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Beef, Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator – Beef Systems, and Travis Mulliniks, UNL Beef Cattle Nutritionist – Range Production Systems. Thanks for your great work! Creep feeding is a practice of providing feed so that calves can get to it, but the […]

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Sassy Calving: More Fun ~ Less Work

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Sassy Calving: More Fun ~ Less Work

Over the past ten years or so I have read many, many articles encouraging ranchers to calve in sync with nature, to calve when the other ungulate-ruminants calve. In other words, suggesting we calve in the spring rather than winter. The basis for most of this writing has been economics: a discussion of costs, inputs, […]

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Black is Only a Color

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

In a market that seems to tell us that we can only make money selling black cattle, Don Ashford has a different story to tell.

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Why Red Devon?

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

We all have reasons for the choosing the breed of livestock we raise. Don explains why Red Devons work for him.

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