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What Calving Season is Best for Your Bottom-Line?

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock, Money Matters  /  7 Comments

These graziers focus on calving with nature to reduce inputs and make more money. But while May-June is great for them, it doesn’t fit for everyone. I’ve updated this article so we can revisit it together, paying attention to the principles at work. You’re invited to tell us what works for you and why. How […]

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Goat Kidding Tips – And an Idea for Timing Births That Works No Matter What You Raise

By   /  February 1, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  No Comments

Back in 1998, when I was two years into my research project looking at the best ways to manage goats to build firebreaks and manage vegetation, a fellow Utah State University researcher gave me 35 does because he was done with his own research. To my project partner and I it seemed like the next […]

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Newborn Resuscitation Dos and Don’ts

By   /  January 25, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  No Comments

This article comes to us from the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada. We’ll be including future articles in this series that include newborn calf management practices and intervention strategies to help producers create positive calving outcomes. For those of you raising small ruminants, check out these resuscitation tips and then check the link for […]

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Calving Season Timing – Three Producers on Why They Choose Fall, Winter or Summer

By   /  January 4, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this great article! Just as every farm operates with an independent set of circumstances, and every farmer is unique themselves, calving season is going to look different on every operation. There is no one right method or time of year to calve a cow herd. […]

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How Good Are You at Assessing Animal Temperament?

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on How Good Are You at Assessing Animal Temperament?

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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