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Seaweed Can Reduce Methane From Cows, But….

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that supplementing cattle with seaweed could reduce methane belched by livestock. In fact, researchers in Australia and the U.S. have found that feeding as little as .5% “Asparagopsis taxiformis, a red seaweed that grows in the tropics, can decrease methane emissions by 80 percent or more. But there […]

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Production Systems for Pasture-Finished Beef – Part 1

By   /  November 25, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

As Greg Halich writes in his introduction to the Producer’s Guide to Pasture-Based Beef Finishing, “Bringing animals to a finishing weight on pasture in a reasonable time frame is no easy task, and requires a fundamental understanding of how beef cattle mature as well as understanding the capabilities and limitations of various forages.” In the […]

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Why Grass Finished Beef Marbling Is Difficult

By   /  November 18, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to Seth Christensen of Christensen Genetics for helping make this article possible. Brad Johnson, an expert on skeletal and muscle growth in cattle, and his colleague Stephen Smith, may have found one of the reasons that it’s more difficult to get marbling in grass finished beef. It’s a result of the kind of energy […]

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Replacement Heifers – The Ins and Outs of Costs and Managing Them for Success

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Replacement Heifers – The Ins and Outs of Costs and Managing Them for Success

This article, from the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada, summarizes a recent webinar on the economics of replacement heifers and how to manage replacement heifers to give them the best chance of succeeding in our herds. You can see the entire webinar here. If you don’t have an hour to spare, this article also […]

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Are High Milk Producing Beef Cows a Good Investment?

By   /  November 4, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Are High Milk Producing Beef Cows a Good Investment?

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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