Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 benefits of cold weather

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 benefits of cold weather


10. That cool breeze serves as an early warning indicator of imminent rivet failure on the back pocket of your jeans.

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Ensuring Bull Fertility

Ensuring Bull Fertility

Shelby Mettlen

Angus Beef Bulletin

Sire fertility is crucial to breeding program success. Much of a cow herd’s genetic potential lies with its herd sires, making bull fertility a vital component of an operation’s breeding program.

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Management of Non-Pregnant Cows

Management of Non-Pregnant Cows

Alicia Lansford

University of Nebraska

Traditional practice has been to cull an open beef female after pregnancy diagnosis to avoid additional feed and labor costs on a non-productive animal. Frequently, cull cows are sold into slaughter in the fall when cull cow inventory is highest and prices are lowest.

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Focus on Efficient Handling Facilities

Focus on Efficient Handling Facilities

Dr. Ken McMillan


The foundation of every good cattle operation starts with three fundamental things. First, you need good working facilities; next, a controlled calving season; and finally, a good recordkeeping system. All of these work together to create an efficient, well-organized business.

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The economics of preg-checking your cows

The economics of preg-checking your cows

Canadian Cattleman

The major economic benefit of preg-checking is the money saved by not wintering open cows. However, it has been noted that preg-checking is not always worthwhile, as the increased revenue due to higher prices for cows in the spring and the additional weights put on in the winter could more than offset winter feeding costs.

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Can Storage of Vaccine Affect Its Efficacy?

Can Storage of Vaccine Affect Its Efficacy?

Bovine Veterinarian

Respiratory disease in cattle also known as BRD, shipping fever or pneumonia may cost the U.S. cattle industry over $2 billion annually (Powell 2013). Management techniques can offset much of this cost and having a good vaccination program can maintain the health of a calf all the way through the production system.

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The Most Important Trait in Beef Cattle Selection?

The Most Important Trait in Beef Cattle Selection?

Jared Decker

A Steak in Genomics™

What is the most important trait in beef cattle selection? Watch Jared Decker’s presentation from the Thompson Research Center Field Day to find out.

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