Daily Archives: December 27, 2013

BeefTalk: What’s in the Bull Soup?

BeefTalk: What’s in the Bull Soup?

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist NDSU Extension Service

Buying bulls is like making soup. You put in a bit of this and a bit of that and in the end, you have good soup. Likewise, a piece of this and a piece of that and you assemble a good bull. Unlike the soup you make from scratch, the bull already is made, but you have to find him.

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CSU holding Cow College

CSU holding Cow College

The Cattle Business Weekly

Colorado State University Animal Science is offering a 6-session, weekly, evening educational course in beef cattle production for interested persons in North Central Colorado and Southern Wyoming to be held in February and March 2014. Cow College will cover fundamental topics of beef cattle nutrition, reproduction, genetics, management practices, and health management.

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Maintaining Positive Impacts on Beef Quality

Maintaining Positive Impacts on Beef Quality

Heidi Carroll


What do you think the average consumer is looking for when they step up to the meat counter to purchase your beef? Regardless of price, consumers expect a safe, wholesome, high quality product every time they make a purchase and expect that the animal was provided humane treatment throughout its life.

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Picking profitable replacement heifers

Picking profitable replacement heifers

Heifer Pro

What’s the best strategy to use when selecting replacements? Record setting prices for cattle and calves combined with lower feed costs certainly have sparked a renewed sense of optimism among cow/calf producers.

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Give Beef Cows High-Quality Forage In Harsh Winters

Give Beef Cows High-Quality Forage In Harsh Winters

Hay and Forage Grower

If they haven’t done so already, cattle producers should inventory the amount and quality of forages they will have available during winter.

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Discarded produce finds use in animal feed

Discarded produce finds use in animal feed

Tom Karst

The Packer

Produce that is unusable for human consumption and discarded by grocery stores has found a ready use in cattle feedlots.

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Where meat does its homework

Where meat does its homework

David Cooper   

Progressive Cattleman

If you’re in the beef business, odds are your cattle profits had something to do with a remote government operation in the eastern Nebraska plains.

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Animal husbandry important in winter

Animal husbandry important in winter

Peter Hagar


I got up this morning and went out to feed the cows. Unlike the summer, when I usually walk out in shorts and a t-shirt, it was below zero and there was an inch or two of snow on the farm road.

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Arizona Agriculture Asks What it Takes to Build a Cattle Herd

Arizona Agriculture Asks What it Takes to Build a Cattle Herd

Julie Murphree

Arizona Farm Bureau

If you’re not raising a cattle herd, you might not know anything about the importance of quality genetics in a cattle herd. As the same article pointed out, it takes years and generations to develop quality genetic traits with each ranch building them into a herd based on environment, feed resources and more.

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How to Save Time & Money with Bale & Swath Grazing

How to Save Time & Money with Bale & Swath Grazing

Real Agriculture

Extending the grazing season past the warm weather months isn’t just a great way to save on fuel and time, it also can significantly reduce feeding costs. Bale and swath grazing or grazing stock-piled fields isn’t as difficult as it first appears

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