Daily Archives: November 16, 2012

Fall breeding season: watch bulls to ensure profit

Fall breeding season: watch bulls to ensure profit

The Cattle Business Weekly

The 2012 fall breeding season is nearly here. With the high input costs of keeping each cow, it is vital that a high pregnancy rate occurs during the upcoming breeding season. Obviously, bulls represent one-half of the factory that will produce a calf crop to sell next year.

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Good Management Can Help Alleviate the Effects of Drought Stress in Cattle

Good Management Can Help Alleviate the Effects of Drought Stress in Cattle

Oklahoma Farm Report

Good Management Can Help Alleviate the Effects of Drought Stress in Cattle

With the drought continuing to linger, the stresses affecting cattle herds continue to multiply. Dr. Harold Newcomb, technical services manager for Merck Animal Health, says the impacts are readily apparent in the feed available to the animals.

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Setting Goals to Improve Breeding Strategies

Setting Goals to Improve Breeding Strategies

William M. Graves

University of Georgia

Problem identification is the first step in establishing objectives and goals to improve reproductive management in a dairy herd. Management is determining what must be done and achieving results through the efforts of yourself and your employees.

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BeefTalk: Don’t Forget the Bulls

BeefTalk: Don’t Forget the Bulls

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Don’t forget the bulls because the first winter storm brought in the reality of seasonal changes and the need to take care of the bulls.

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NCBA and MCA Urges Congress to Pass Permanent Estate Tax Relief

NCBA and MCA Urges Congress to Pass Permanent Estate Tax Relief

Farm and Ranch News

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) urges the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to provide farmers and ranchers with permanent and meaningful relief from the estate tax.

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New guide unlocks secrets to phosphorus management

New guide unlocks secrets to phosphorus management

James Nason

Beef Centerl

Improving management of phosphorus is considered one of the most economically viable and practical ways for northern producers to unlock meaningful productivity gains.

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Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference Set for December

Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference Set for December

KTIC

An upcoming conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota will focus on utilizing advancing technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of beef production.

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