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  • Sep 21, 2012
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Jun 24, 2011
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    Preconditioning Still Pays

    Since the value of gain continues to increase with calf prices, preconditioning can still pay for the same reasons it always has....More
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