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  • Apr 13, 2012

    The Big 5 Management Areas 5

    The five big management areas of beef production are nutrition, animal health, reproduction, genetics and marketing. Of course, cost optimization, grazing management, labor, strategic planning, understanding industry trends and issues, and helping to build a more accurate vision of the future, are important as well. But if you’re not concentrating and improving on the first five, your longevity in the business is at risk....More
  • Feb 28, 2012

    Moderate Cows With Moderate Milk Work Best 4

    I've revealed my preference in earlier articles for small- to moderate-sized cows with moderate milk production. I'm sure some would disagree with those preferences, and others would wonder why, so let me outline my rationale and clarify my choices....More
  • Feb 24, 2012

    Looking For Reproductive Efficiency Answers

    During the recent national Cattle Industry Convention, I sat in on a meeting where the crux of the discussion was how best to improve reproductive efficiency in the nation’s cowherd....More
  • Feb 16, 2012

    Research Continues To Confirm Fetal Programming Importance

    Research is revealing how important fetal programming is to the productivity of the calf. Researchers are learning that the nutritional level of the cow during the third trimester of pregnancy has significant influence on the animal’s ability to gain efficiency and reach the Choice grade if it’s a fed steer, or produce calves that meet the ranch’s production goals if it’s a replacement heifer....More
  • Feb 15, 2012

    Feed Efficiency Questions Answered 1

    Go to any cattlemen’s meeting and the discussion sooner or later will turn to feed efficiency. But how does that fit into a commercial cattleman’s selection and management programs? Dan Shike with the University of Illinois explains....More

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