BeefTalk: Proactive Cow Penning

BeefTalk: Proactive Cow Penning

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

A beef producer needs a set of “liquid cattle” – the group that is easy to round up and sell as weather changes, feed becomes short or the labor force changes. Selling this group creates opportunity for the remaining herd by lessoning the demands on the operation. Life does not always go the direction that we want. And so, there may be truth in the saying, “one person’s loss is another person’s gain.” But with good planning, both should gain, even if the challenge was not desired.

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