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  • work beef cows every fall to improve profits
    Oct 23, 2013

    Simple Steps To Up Your Cow Herd’s Profitability 8

    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....More
  • stree-free weaning
    Oct 2, 2013

    10 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Weaning Day 9

    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....More
  • getting the most money for your calves
    Jul 30, 2013

    How To Receive Full Value For Your Calves 2

    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....More
  • weaning baby calves
    May 5, 2013

    The Importance Of Weaning And Castration

    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....More
  • Dec 18, 2012

    Plan Now To Wean Early

    Larry Berger, head of the University of Nebraska animal science department, talks about the advantages of early weaning. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association. Visit or for more information....More
  • Sep 21, 2012

    2012 Beef Calf Prices Should Be Equal To 2011

    By now, drought has forced some ranchers to sell some cows and/or wean early; others have already priced their 2012 calves. We all have one thing in common – we’re all trying to figure out this cattle market. That said, here is my current analysis on marketing 2012 calves....More
  • Jul 23, 2012

    Ranchers Plan On Early Weaning 4

    With the drought drying up summer grasses, scorching the corn crop and limiting feed resources for cattlemen, many are already culling their cow-calf pairs instead of paying for high-priced hay. For those who stick it out, many will be forced to feed winter feed stores this summer and move cattle to pastures that wouldn’t normally be utilized until the fall....More
  • Jun 22, 2012

    Preconditioning Of Calves Is A Win-Win-Win Equation 1

    It’s hard to argue with win-win situations in life. Even better are win-win-win situations. Preconditioning (PC) calves fits the win-win-win scenario. The first win of PC is the calf’s health and welfare. The research studies are solid on the health and welfare benefits to PC calves – there’s less morbidity and less mortality in the feedlot....More
  • Mar 28, 2012

    Pain Management Is An Issue Industry Must Continue To Address 7

    What products do we have that are labeled for analgesia (pain control) in food animals? The answer is none. It isn’t that scientists aren’t working on this issue, however. One of the primary reasons we have no drugs labeled for analgesia in food animals is because we’ve struggled to identify a method to measure pain levels consistently and adequately; without that, you can’t measure a reduction in pain....More

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