Weaning http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en No Advantage To Late Cattle Castration; Is Chemical Castration An Option? http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/no-advantage-late-cattle-castration-chemical-castration-option <div class="field-byline"> By Heather Smith Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The notion of better gains on calves as bulls because of testosterone is a fallacy, as studies indicate a calf must be about 40 weeks of age before he gets a boost from testosterone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/no-advantage-late-cattle-castration-chemical-castration-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/no-advantage-late-cattle-castration-chemical-castration-option#comments Ranch Management Weaning Health Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 77721 at http://beefmagazine.com Low-Stress Weaning Helps Boost Calf Immunity http://beefmagazine.com/weaning/low-stress-weaning-helps-boost-calf-immunity <div class="node-body article-body">When you feed your calves and see the results of your management and genetic decisions further down the marketing chain, it changes your perspective. Here's how Mike Healy hit a home-run with his calf crop this past year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/weaning/low-stress-weaning-helps-boost-calf-immunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/weaning/low-stress-weaning-helps-boost-calf-immunity#comments Weaning Tips For Profit Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:15:00 +0000 76731 at http://beefmagazine.com Wintering Calves With Their Mamas Means Healthier Calves http://beefmagazine.com/health/wintering-calves-their-mamas-means-healthier-calves <div class="field-byline"> By Heather Smith Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By calving later in the spring and wintering those calves with their mothers, three North Dakota producers say they develop healthier, heavier calves at less cost. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/health/wintering-calves-their-mamas-means-healthier-calves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/health/wintering-calves-their-mamas-means-healthier-calves#comments Calving Weaning Health Tips For Profit Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:01:00 +0000 67142 at http://beefmagazine.com Simple Steps To Up Your Cow Herd’s Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are some other routine procedures that take very little extra time, and can help you develop a healthier, more productive and profitable cow herd.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability#comments Breeding Systems Weaning Vaccination Calving Season Sustainability Tips For Profit Winter Weather Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:14:00 +0000 66962 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Weaning Day http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-ways-have-stress-free-weaning-day <div class="node-body blog-body">Many ranchers are gearing up to wean calves. Here are 10 ways to make it a stress-free experience for both the livestock and the rancher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-ways-have-stress-free-weaning-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-ways-have-stress-free-weaning-day#comments Cow-Calf Weaning Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 65342 at http://beefmagazine.com How To Receive Full Value For Your Calves http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-receive-full-value-your-calves <div class="node-body blog-body">Preconditioning's greatest value is in retaining ownership of the calves to the feedlot. In fact, CattleFax reports that retained ownership pays in most years, particularly if your calves’ health and genetics are better than average.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-receive-full-value-your-calves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-receive-full-value-your-calves#comments Cow-Calf Weaning Cattle Markets Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:30:00 +0000 59802 at http://beefmagazine.com Researchers Mobilize To Whip Summer Pneumonia In Calves http://beefmagazine.com/calving/researchers-mobilize-whip-summer-pneumonia-calves <div class="field-byline"> Heather Smith Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pneumonia can affect calves of any age, but particularly frustrating is summer pneumonia in nursing calves. Researchers have mobilized to learn why this cattle disease happens. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/calving/researchers-mobilize-whip-summer-pneumonia-calves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/calving/researchers-mobilize-whip-summer-pneumonia-calves#comments Cattle Handling Calving Weaning Health Tips For Profit Fri, 31 May 2013 11:07:00 +0000 55582 at http://beefmagazine.com Photo by Sam Wirzba The Importance Of Weaning And Castration http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-weaning-and-castration <div class="node-body blog-body">I often hear that farmers and ranchers are the nation’s original champions of animal welfare, and I believe it. But, if you’re not weaning and castrating your calves before you sell them, you can’t wear the animal welfare ribbon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-weaning-and-castration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-weaning-and-castration#comments Weaning Calving Season Vet&#039;s Opinion Sun, 05 May 2013 15:16:00 +0000 53802 at http://beefmagazine.com Industry At A Glance: Program Shows Value-Added Payoff http://beefmagazine.com/stockerbackgrounders/industry-glance-program-shows-value-added-payoff <div class="node-body article-body">The payoff of value-added calf programs varies across regions, depending upon local market dynamics, distance from key feeding regions, etc. But would you be willing to give up some marketing independence to receive the rewards of participating in such a program?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/stockerbackgrounders/industry-glance-program-shows-value-added-payoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/stockerbackgrounders/industry-glance-program-shows-value-added-payoff#comments Cow-Calf Stocker/Backgrounders Weaning Cattle Marketing Industry At A Glance Tips For Profit Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:45:00 +0000 53171 at http://beefmagazine.com Early Weaning May Offer No Feed Savings Advantage http://beefmagazine.com/weaning/early-weaning-may-offer-no-feed-savings-advantage <div class="node-body article-body">The conventional wisdom is that early weaning of calves allows their dams to gain condition, resulting in feed savings and better rebreeding rates. Preliminary results of new research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), however, seem to contradict that.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/weaning/early-weaning-may-offer-no-feed-savings-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/weaning/early-weaning-may-offer-no-feed-savings-advantage#comments Cow-Calf Weaning Tips For Profit Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:42:00 +0000 52241 at http://beefmagazine.com