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How Good Are You at Assessing Animal Temperament?

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s BeefWatch, and  Jamie Parham and Dr. Ronald M. Lewis, UNL Professor of Animal Breeding and Genomics for this article. Some edits were made to fit On Pasture’s style guide. We also added UNL chute behavior videos so you can test your skills. Temperament is an animal’s behavioral response to handling […]

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Answers to Temperament Scores

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Livestock, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

1. Temperament Score – 5 2. Temperament Score – 3 3. Temperament Score – 2 4. Temperament Score – 4 5. Temperament Score – 1

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How to Build a Mineral Program to Meet Your Herd’s Needs

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on How to Build a Mineral Program to Meet Your Herd’s Needs

Here are two great videos from our friends at the Beef Cattle Research Council. While they focus on cattle, some of the principles Dr. McKinnon describes can help sheep and goat producers think about and adjust their own mineral programs. If animals’ mineral needs are not met, the results are costly, and can include decreased […]

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Red Clover Hay Supplementation Grows Fat Cattle

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  ARS, Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

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To jump right to the end of the story, researchers have found when 15% of the diet of steers in pasture was a supplement of red clover hay/ with about 3 pounds of dried distillers grain, they gained more weight than those on pasture alone – 2.45 pounds a day compared to 1.94. That’s interesting […]

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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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