Nutrition http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6621/more en BEEF reader survey shows interesting regional hay practices http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-reader-survey-shows-interesting-regional-hay-practices <div class="node-body blog-body">Exclusive BEEF reader survey shows regional practices in hay making and hay feeding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-reader-survey-shows-interesting-regional-hay-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-reader-survey-shows-interesting-regional-hay-practices#comments Grazing Systems Beef Cattle Feed BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:52:00 +0000 87081 at http://beefmagazine.com Breed-back on first-calf heifers starts with nutrition http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/breed-back-first-calf-heifers-starts-nutrition <div class="node-body article-body">The job of getting heifers pregnant after their first calf starts with nutrition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/breed-back-first-calf-heifers-starts-nutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/breed-back-first-calf-heifers-starts-nutrition#comments Nutrition Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 86971 at http://beefmagazine.com Review corn particle size to improve beef feeding efficiency http://beefmagazine.com/beef-cattle-feed/review-corn-particle-size-improve-beef-feeding-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">K-State study finds grinding corn too fine can lead to digestive problems, too coarse can be costly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-cattle-feed/review-corn-particle-size-improve-beef-feeding-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-cattle-feed/review-corn-particle-size-improve-beef-feeding-efficiency#comments Cattle Feeding Systems Beef Cattle Feed Nutrition Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:18:00 +0000 87031 at http://beefmagazine.com 9 new hay-making tools for the 2015 forage season http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/9-new-hay-making-tools-2015-forage-season <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here’s what hay and forage manufacturers are offering for 2015.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/9-new-hay-making-tools-2015-forage-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/9-new-hay-making-tools-2015-forage-season#comments Pasture Range Nutrition Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:22:00 +0000 87001 at http://beefmagazine.com Expansion means emphasis must shift from cost to increasing value http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expansion-means-emphasis-must-shift-cost-increasing-value <div class="node-body blog-body">The cattle feeding and packing infrastructure will continue to be strained as numbers build, while cattle prices should continue in record territory.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expansion-means-emphasis-must-shift-cost-increasing-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expansion-means-emphasis-must-shift-cost-increasing-value#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business Nutrition Cattle Economics Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:10:00 +0000 86941 at http://beefmagazine.com 6 trending headlines: The cost of skinny cows; Plus, is a megadrought looming? http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/6-trending-headlines-cost-skinny-cows-plus-megadrought-looming <div class="node-body gallery-body">Almost all producers have, at some time or another, battled drought. Are the droughts of the past few years just a warm-up for what’s yet to come?</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/6-trending-headlines-cost-skinny-cows-plus-megadrought-looming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/6-trending-headlines-cost-skinny-cows-plus-megadrought-looming#comments Business Pasture Range Nutrition Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:17:00 +0000 86911 at http://beefmagazine.com Research finds small square bale feeders most efficient for horses http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/research-finds-small-square-bale-feeders-most-efficient-horses <div class="field-byline"> By Nick Paulson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A University of Minnesota study recently compared three hay feeders marketed to horse owners that are designed to help keep forage off the ground and minimize waste. Find out what hay feeder would save you money. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/research-finds-small-square-bale-feeders-most-efficient-horses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/research-finds-small-square-bale-feeders-most-efficient-horses#comments Ranch Management Nutrition Tips For Profit Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:31:00 +0000 86811 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>The three small square- bale feeders used in the study are, left to right, the Equine Hay Basket, Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, Dunnville, KY; The Natural Feeder, Story City, IA; Horse Bunk Feeder and Hay Rack, Priefert Manufacturing, Mount Pleasant, TX.</p> <p><br /> Photo credit: Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota</p> Move over, corn silage; forage sorghums have arrived http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/move-over-corn-silage-forage-sorghums-have-arrived <div class="node-body article-body">In water-short areas, forage sorghums show promise as a replacement for corn silage for beef producers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/move-over-corn-silage-forage-sorghums-have-arrived" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/move-over-corn-silage-forage-sorghums-have-arrived#comments Business Sectors Pasture Range Nutrition Sustainability Tips For Profit Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:24:00 +0000 86791 at http://beefmagazine.com Does confined cow-calf production have a future? http://beefmagazine.com/poll/02192015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>USDA&rsquo;s latest Cattle Inventory report says expansion of beef cow numbers, which hit a 50-year low in 2013, is underway. In fact, USDA predicts that U.S. beef producers will add 750,000 cows each year between 2016 and 2019.</p></div><form action="/poll/02192015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7951-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7951"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7951" name="choice" value="7951" class="form-radio" /> Yes, it has a lot of potential</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7961-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7961"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7961" name="choice" value="7961" class="form-radio" /> Some potential, but not in a significant way</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7971-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7971"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7971" name="choice" value="7971" class="form-radio" /> No potential</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7981-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7981"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7981" name="choice" value="7981" class="form-radio" /> Don’t know</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="86531" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-FoRMACs6jzWAg6IVv_M5v14Atf-fHHaDN9DVxF8zUaQ" value="form-FoRMACs6jzWAg6IVv_M5v14Atf-fHHaDN9DVxF8zUaQ" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/poll/02192015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/poll/02192015#comments Nutrition Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:18:15 +0000 86531 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 keys to a profitable beef cow herd http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-keys-profitable-beef-cow-herd <div class="node-body blog-body">Once a rancher recognizes the inter-connectedness of four areas of management – production, economics and finance, marketing and people – it becomes apparent that maximums are never the best or the most profitable level of production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-keys-profitable-beef-cow-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-keys-profitable-beef-cow-herd#comments Ranch Management Pasture Range Nutrition Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:18:00 +0000 86551 at http://beefmagazine.com