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    Jan 23, 2013
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    Environment Is Critical In Preventing Neonatal Calf Disease

    We’ve all heard the old adage that “the three most important things about real estate are location, location, location.” If I could propose a new quote on neonatal calf disease, it would be: “The three most important things about prevention of neonatal calf disease are environment, environment, environment.”...More
  • Jun 18, 2012
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    Wanted: Protective Mother Cows 7

    Numerous studies show that selecting beef cattle for a calm temperament improves weight gain and meat quality. Over the years, however, several ranchers have reported an increase in poor mothering among their cows. Perhaps this is the result of intensive selection during the last decade for calmer, more docile cows....More
  • Apr 25, 2012
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    Celebrating Spring Calving On The Ranch

    BEEF Daily readers painted a beautiful picture of spring calving on the ranch with their Farm Boy's Spring Calving photo contest entries....More
  • Feb 29, 2012
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    Advice On When To Intervene When Calving First-Calf Heifers

    Buddy Faries, Jr., veterinarian with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, explains what to look for and when to step in when calving first-calf heifers.....More
  • Feb 16, 2012
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    Research Continues To Confirm Fetal Programming Importance

    Research is revealing how important fetal programming is to the productivity of the calf. Researchers are learning that the nutritional level of the cow during the third trimester of pregnancy has significant influence on the animal’s ability to gain efficiency and reach the Choice grade if it’s a fed steer, or produce calves that meet the ranch’s production goals if it’s a replacement heifer....More
  • Aug 19, 2011
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    Extended Calving Season Limits Profitability

    An extended calving season limits the ability to maximize profitability. To illustrate this point, I’ve created a “virtual herd.”...More

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