Daily Archives: February 27, 2018

Are you getting the most out of your ration?

Are you getting the most out of your ration?

Jason Smith

Progressive Cattleman

Just like a business that’s only as good as the people and business plan behind it, the same goes for feed formulations and a person’s ability to deliver it to the bunk. Any inconsistencies between what’s on paper and the actual formulation can set cattle up for nutritional issues or lead to your disappointment when performance suffers.

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Financial Emphasis on Cattle Side of the Business

Financial Emphasis on Cattle Side of the Business

Robert Waggener

DTN

Kim Cullen-Goertz uses her background in cattle genetics to build the herd, while husband Jason Goertz works the farming side of the operation. Like a growing number of producers across the country, Cullen-Goertz is diligently working to fit her cows to the environment. She’s also employing a number of strategies to create and maintain the most efficient cattle operation possible.

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I Talk to My Veterinarian More Than the Pediatrician

I Talk to My Veterinarian More Than the Pediatrician

Buzzard’s Beat

Across the Internet and in homes everywhere, people are applauding and welcoming the arrival of fall and cooler days, rain, warm sweaters and cold nights. I love fall and winter but guess what else accompanies them? Cold and flu season has arrived, people!

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Improve Pregnancy Rates with Proper Semen Handling

Improve Pregnancy Rates with Proper Semen Handling

Whitney Whitworth

Cattle Today

In addition to proper heat detection, the area in which operations can make huge strides in improving pregnancy rates to artificial insemination is in correct handling of semen. From the time semen is processed at the bull stud to the time it is placed in the cow, proper techniques must be used to ensure the highest rate of survival of sperm cells.

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Misconceptions of low-stress handling

Misconceptions of low-stress handling

Drovers

Low-stress livestock handling (LSLH) suffers from many common misconceptions, mostly as a consequence of its name. Without knowing anything about it, as soon as people hear the term “low stress,” all kinds of unfounded notions come to mind.

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How to improve calf vigor in late gestation

How to improve calf vigor in late gestation

Beef Magazine

It’s about to get exciting around your cattle operation. Carefully planned mating decisions, breeding and waiting for those offspring to arrive mean producers will soon have new born calves bouncing around the lot. Or will they? Calf vigor is the combination of many factors with cow nutrition during the last 60 days of gestation topping the list.

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Think ahead about weed control in alfalfa

Think ahead about weed control in alfalfa

Jeff Stachler

Farm and Dairy

As alfalfa stands age, they become thinner. The thinner alfalfa population allows weeds to encroach the field. Weeds can also be a problem if weeds were not properly managed prior to seeding the alfalfa.

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