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Are High Milk Producing Beef Cows a Good Investment?

By   /  November 4, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

This article comes to us from Travis Mulliniks, UNL Beef Cattle Nutritionist, Range Production Systems. Thanks, Travis! Listen to a discussion of the content in this article on this episode of the BeefWatch podcast. Subscribe to new episodes in iTunes or paste http://feeds.feedburner.com/unlbeefwatch into your podcast app.   In an effort to increase beef production, […]

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When Is a Pasture-Raised Beef Cow/Steer “Finished?”

By   /  October 28, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

A guide on pasture-based beef finishing published by the University of Kentucky covers the challenges producers might face, from growing suitable pasture to bringing animals to a finished weight, to working with a processor, and finally, most importantly, finding customers. In this excerpt, Greg Halich, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Ray Smith and Fred Martz show how to […]

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What Happens to Pregnancy Rates and Calf Survival With Changes in Calving Season?

By   /  October 21, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

A four year study of ranchers in Western Canada indicates that shifting from winter calving to spring calving increases cow pregnancy rates and calf survival. Due to market pressures, Canada’s cow-calf sector has consolidated into fewer, larger herds and producers have begun calving later, and in pasture, to avoid increases in labor, equipment and facilities […]

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Wean Early to Prep Thin Cows for Winter Weather

By   /  October 14, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

After weaning and prior to winter can be one of the most economical times to improve the body condition score (BCS) of a spring-calving cow.

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Silence of the Calves – No-Bawl Weaning Saves Stress and Money

By   /  September 23, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

Turn your sound on, then click on the sound clip below to get a feel for what weaning used to be like for John.   Our little town has been shrinking over the past fifty years. The school, the gas station, the café, all gone. But the mom and pop grocery store is still open, […]

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