BeefTalk: Cow Size – Effects of Cow Size on Pasture Management

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

It never hurts to have more food for thought for supper. It never hurts to have more food for thought for supper.

How cattle perform given individual production scenarios will vary, but one thing is for sure, do not assume what you see fits.

The effect of cow size and expected production from pasture management directly impacts expected outcomes that translate into income. This relationship was discussed in recent BeefTalk articles.

A drought, at least in western North Dakota, initiated the discussion. The Dickinson Research Extension Center established two different groups of cattle based on body weight, calculating inputs and potential outcomes.

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