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Turning Out the Bulls – Later

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to Kris Miner, South Dakota Grassland Coalition for sending on this reminder! With the traditional bull turnout date for most producers coming in the next couple weeks, the SD Grassland Coalition would like to remind cattle producers that considering a later breeding and calving season may be beneficial. In South Dakota, that means May […]

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What is the Best Cow?

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, From the On Pasture Library, Livestock  /  4 Comments

The best cow I ever bought was a real beauty. Her name was Miss Unaweep Rafter 145, and she came with some fancy registration papers and a bull calf at her side that my mother thought could be our next herd sire. I know old Unaweep was a good cow. She must have been – […]

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Shade Options for Grazing Cattle – Natural, Permanent and DIY Portable

By   /  June 7, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

It’s that time of year when grazers begin asking each other, “What do you do to get shade to your animals?” Here’s why it’s helpful to YOU to provide shade, and 3 different options for making it happen. Why is Shade Important? Adding some shade to pastures, especially in places where the weather is both […]

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Reduce Early Pregnancy Loss in Cattle

By   /  May 31, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

According to Rick Funston, Nebraska Extension Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiologist, transportation stress, heat stress, diagnosing pregnancy and nutrition at breeding are all factors that can lead to early pregnancy loss in cattle. From his recent BeefWatch article, here’s what to watch for and what to do to prevent loss. Transportation Stress When trailering cattle to […]

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Here Are the Minerals Cattle Require and What Deficiencies Look Like

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Here Are the Minerals Cattle Require and What Deficiencies Look Like

This is an excerpt from information provided by the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada, so naturally it’s focused on cattle. Because sheep and goats have different requirements, don’t use this information for them. We can cover their needs in future issues. Minerals At least seventeen minerals are required by beef cattle and are divided […]

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