Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

Take Aim at Controlling Breeding Costs

Take Aim at Controlling Breeding Costs

Matt Stockton

University of Nebraska

With cattle markets at record high prices cow-calf producers find themselves competing for production inputs at higher costs. In an effort to economize, questions that may arise might be “What is a breeding bull worth?” or “How much per calf are my breeding costs?”.

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Don’t Skip the Preg Checks

Don’t Skip the Preg Checks

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

I do know about the benefits of pregnancy checking cows though. This is without a doubt one of the highest value practices a cow/calf operation can utilize.

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Producing and procuring quality cattle

Producing and procuring quality cattle

AGWeek

John Schroeder, of Darr Feedlot in Cozad, Neb., talks about the partnerships that make cattle better.

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Heat Stress and Beef Cattle

Heat Stress and Beef Cattle

David Hartman

Pennsylvania State University

As we move into hotter weather, cattle managers need to be thinking about heat stress in their stock and how it can be mitigated. It is better to do some planning ahead of time rather than reacting after a heat wave starts.

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The flexibility of grazing

The flexibility of grazing

Pete Talbott

Drovers

Hopefully spring has arrived in most places — some earlier and some late — but the grazing season is in full swing unless you are in the Mediterranean climate zones of the West Coast and the growing season is winding down and you are headed into dormant-season grazing.

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Livestock antibiotic label changes eliminate over-the-counter availability

Livestock antibiotic label changes eliminate over-the-counter availability

Craig Payne

Bovine Veterinarian

The Food and Drug Administration released the final rule of the Veterinary Feed Directive on June 2. According to the FDA, this rule is part of an overall strategy to ensure judicious use of feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics in food-producing animals.

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Assessing the Economic Impacts of Estrus Synchronization and Fixed-Timed AI in Beef Production

Assessing the Economic Impacts of Estrus Synchronization and Fixed-Timed AI in Beef Production

Dr. G. Cliff Lamb

A Steak in Genomics

"We know how to synchronize the cows!" Cliff Lamb stated to start his talk at the NAAB symposium at the 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Symposium. Fixed timed AI methods make inseminating cattle much simpler.

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