Daily Archives: October 20, 2010

Beef Cows, How Big is Too Big?

Beef Cows, How Big is Too Big?

Dr. Bryan McMurry

American Cattlemen

The genetic revolution in the beef cattle industry has brought us tremendous increases in productivity.  The bulk of these improvements have been realized through improved rates of gain.

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Expected Progeny Differences And Selection Indices For Beef Cattle Selection

Expected Progeny Differences And Selection Indices For Beef Cattle Selection

Mississippi State University

Beef sire selection decisions have a major impact on future calf crops and ultimately on profitability. Using selection tools can help producers make better live cattle, semen, and embryo selection decisions.

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Flax in beef diets

Flax in beef diets

Allaboutfeed.net

Researchers at North Dakota University in Fargo, studied the effect of flax grain inclusion on rumen fermentation, digestion, and microbial protein synthesis in growing and finishing diets for beef cattle.

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Impact of body condition on reproductive productivity in beef cattle

Impact of body condition on reproductive productivity in beef cattle

Allen Bridges

The Prairie Star

Hello farmers and livestock producers. Before I begin the article, let me take a few lines to introduce myself. I am a new member of the Minnesota Beef Team stationed at the North Central Research and Outreach Center in Grand Rapids. I specialize in reproductive management and cow/calf production.

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Inflationary trends in cow production costs continue

Inflationary trends in cow production costs continue

Greg Lardy

Tri State Livestock News

There has been a lot of interest in the feed grain market this growing season. The corn market has been driven higher by a number of factors.

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Cattle Market Shifting As Corn Prices Climb

Cattle Market Shifting As Corn Prices Climb

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Cow/calf producers and backgrounders who can hold onto animals a little longer and add forage-based pounds should be in a sweet spot to sell going into 2011. Corn prices, spurred ahead by lower-than-expected production and a drop in carryout, will now encourage feeders to opt for heavier animals than they may have wanted just a month ago.

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Weaning time is harvest time in cow-calf country

Weaning time is harvest time in cow-calf country

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

   This can be a stressful time for the cow, the calf and the farmer/rancher.   Probably the most critical weaning decisions a rancher needs to make are gauging when and where to wean. 

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