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    Jul 1, 2013
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    Square Baling Is A Test Of Family’s Strength 23

    Summer haying season is a time when working with family can be a little more challenging. How do you keep everyone on the same page during haying?...More
  • grazing management trumps cattle genetics, cattle feed
    May 29, 2013
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    The Ranch Profitability Secret More Powerful Than Genetics 4

    Well-managed grazing is actually a much more powerful tool for ranch profitability than cattle genetics....More
  • animal welfare & cow-calf health are major beef industry issues
    May 29, 2013
    blog

    Three Beef Industry Challenges That Won’t Go Away Soon

    We’ll not only have to deal with these animal welfare, nutrition and cattle health issues on the farm, but at the regulatory and legislative levels as well. We shouldn’t expect these problems to go away anytime soon, so I strongly encourage beef producers to accept the challenge and face them as only we can do....More
  • May 8, 2013
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    Beef

    Is Your Mineral Program Drought Proof? Tweaks You May Need To Consider

    While a mineral program is essential all the time, it's even more important during a drought, says Justin Waggoner, K-State Extension Beef Systems Specialist in Garden City. That's because, without any green-up in the spring, range plants can't deliver the phosphorus and vitamin A that cows need....More
  • grazing management for beef cows
    May 6, 2013
    blog

    Manage Grazing For More Production & Profitability

    Everything that we, through our livestock, and Mother Nature do to the land will have an effect on ecosystem process and will cause changes in biological succession. Our management will have a huge effect on the direction of that succession. Will it be positive or negative toward our goals?...More
  • Beef cattle feed alternatives
    Feb 27, 2013
    blog

    Exploring New And Novel Cattle Feed Alternatives 14

    Despite the fact that more than 70% of the U.S. was impacted by a drought in 2012, the U.S. harvested 11.8 billion bu. of corn last year. One would think that a smaller U.S. cowherd combined with a corn surplus would translate into cheaper cattle feed prices, but competition from ethanol and the food industry means producers can expect continued high feed prices....More
  • beef cattle feed and hay prices on the rise
    Dec 19, 2012
    blog

    Winter Hay Prices Ramp Up 8

    Someone must have been wishing pretty hard for a white Christmas around my area because we were surprised with 5-in. of snow earlier this week. Our cows had been happily grazing in a cornfield about a mile from home, and we were hauling water every day since there aren’t any stock dams nearby. But the snow and cold front forced us to bring the herd home early....More
  • winter cattle feed tips
    Nov 26, 2012
    blog

    Stocking Up On Winter Cattle Feed 1

    Grazing cornstalks and cover crops are great ways to save money on costly winter beef cattle feed and hay. As the drought continues across the U.S., ranchers are starting to run short of pasture, hay and feed resources....More
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