Important to Prepare Bulls for Breeding Season
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS
About this time of the year, many producers are well into their calving season and many have already begun turning bulls back out with groups of cows to begin the breeding part of their program.
Bulls with numbers becoming more common
Do the bulls you are using or plan to buy have numbers on them?
"Your bulls may not have numbers printed on their side, but hopefully their breeder has provided their numbers to you," said Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
Ten steps to renewing your pasture after a drought.
‘In the last 10 to 15 years, the vast majority of cattle producers have been affected by drought. It’s an issue we can’t ignore; it won’t go away,” says Jerry Volesky, range and forage specialist from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL).
Detailed Records Add Value
New ownership and new management meant opportunity to Kris Wilson. As he stepped in as general manager of the iconic Bell Ranch, in northeastern New Mexico, in late 2010, Wilson focused on setting new procedures into the system to gain more efficiency.
Cow and Calf Care: Early weaning has benefits
Country World News
According to Texas AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Jason Banta, cattle producers should be thinking seriously about early weaning this year due to the effects and stress of the drought on cattle, and the raised cost and scarcity of quality forages.
Certified Angus Beef Premiums at Seven Year High
Demand for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand surged higher in 2011, which helps explain a 40% jump in packer-reported CAB grid premiums. Licensed packers paid owners of CAB-accepted finished cattle $32.3 million last year, compared to almost $23 million in 2010, according to February reports. That does not include related premiums paid for Choice and Prime grades.
How Much Is A Good Bull Worth?
When you put economic parameters to EPDs with today’s prices and feed costs, there should be more price spread on bulls than there actually is.