Cow-Calf http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6626/more en Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Few issues have calcified positions in the western U.S. like the tense standoff in southeast Nevada this week between federal authorities representing the enforcement of public land use under the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The standoff between armed federal officials and armed citizens was resolved without bloodshed when BLM realized how the situation was devolving and wisely chose to withdraw from the scene and return Bundy&rsquo;s confiscated cattle.</p></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/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more#comments Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 73721 at http://beefmagazine.com Twin Beef Calves Can Challenge Even The Savviest Producers http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/twin-beef-calves-can-challenge-even-savviest-producers <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A set of twins could be viewed as a bonus calf to some beef producers, but when the set is comprised of one female calf and one male calf, there could be problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/twin-beef-calves-can-challenge-even-savviest-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/twin-beef-calves-can-challenge-even-savviest-producers#comments Cow-Calf Tips For Profit Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:25:00 +0000 73701 at http://beefmagazine.com 4 Quick Tips for Shortening Your Beef Herd's Breeding Season http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/4-quick-tips-shortening-your-beef-herds-breeding-season <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calves that arrive in the first 21 days of the breeding season generally have heavier weights, says Sandy Johnson, beef cattle specialist for K-State Research and Extension -- all the more reason for beef producers to consider shortening the breeding season for more uniform, heavier calves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/4-quick-tips-shortening-your-beef-herds-breeding-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/4-quick-tips-shortening-your-beef-herds-breeding-season#comments Cow-Calf Tips For Profit Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:15:00 +0000 73351 at http://beefmagazine.com Local Cattle Ranchers Get Triplet Calves http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/local-cattle-ranchers-get-triplet-calves <div class="field-byline"> Mitchell, SD, Daily Republic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The triplet calves born on the Christopher farm near Letcher, SD, are truly a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/local-cattle-ranchers-get-triplet-calves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/local-cattle-ranchers-get-triplet-calves#comments Cow-Calf Calving Season Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:15:00 +0000 73031 at http://beefmagazine.com NPR Suggests Cattle Degrade The Environment http://beefmagazine.com/blog/npr-suggests-cattle-degrade-environment <div class="node-body blog-body">I was disappointed to read Eliza Barclay’s article, “How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct,” which appeared in NPR’s The Salt recently. The article suggests that meat lovers are the real reason the environment is in such desperate shape.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/npr-suggests-cattle-degrade-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/npr-suggests-cattle-degrade-environment#comments Cow-Calf Sustainability BEEF Daily Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 72981 at http://beefmagazine.com Harlan Projects $276/Cow Profit In 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-projects-276cow-profit-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After another month of record cattle prices. I&rsquo;d planned on moving to another subject in my April 2014 column, but I am compelled to the observations of my mid-month price analysis. Figure 1 presents the eastern Wyoming-western Nebraska sale-barn prices for the week of Feb. 15. All steer calves weighing less than 620 lbs. brought over $200/cwt., 800-lb. feeder steers averaged $170/cwt., and 10 head of 1,053-lb. feeder steers sold for $150/cwt.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/market-advisor">Market Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-projects-276cow-profit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-projects-276cow-profit-2014#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Cattle Marketing Market Advisor Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:04:00 +0000 72971 at http://beefmagazine.com Rancher Reports Quadruplets; How Do You Manage Multiples? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rancher-reports-quadruplets-how-do-you-manage-multiples <div class="node-body blog-body">For many of you, calving is in full swing. No matter how well-prepared you are or how hard you work, there is no such thing as a perfect calving season. The weather, freak calving incidents, and plain dumb luck can mess with your best-laid plans and to the detriment of your calving percentage. Multiple births, however, can certainly provide a boost to that figure, but they also bring their own set of management challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rancher-reports-quadruplets-how-do-you-manage-multiples" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rancher-reports-quadruplets-how-do-you-manage-multiples#comments Cow-Calf Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 72861 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 Resources For Ranching With Multiple Generations http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-resources-ranching-multiple-generations <div class="node-body blog-body">Ranching is a family affair. 97% of farms are family-owned and operated, and many of those enterprises are run by multiple generations of family members. Many personalities, age gaps, and differing opinions can make the dynamics of working alongside family members both a blessing and a real challenge. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-resources-ranching-multiple-generations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-resources-ranching-multiple-generations#comments Cow-Calf Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 72761 at http://beefmagazine.com Skipping The Basics Can Carry A Big Bottom-Line Penalty http://beefmagazine.com/blog/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">A breeding soundness exam (BSE) is a fertility exam performed on bulls by a veterinarian; ideally it&rsquo;s performed annually. It consists of three components &ndash; scrotal circumference, a physical exam, and a semen evaluation, and it typically costs between $50 and $150/bull. That&rsquo;s not an insignificant amount of money, but it pales in comparison to the lost revenue of open or late-calving cows.<o:p></o:p></span></p></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/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty#comments Cow-Calf Vaccination Parasites Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:33:00 +0000 72781 at http://beefmagazine.com Manage Your Way To A Short Calving Season http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/manage-your-way-short-calving-season <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ranchers, ever looking for the thin sliver of silver on the edges of the darker cloud bank, have found that drought-driven culling of the cow herd has resulted in a <a href="http://beefmagazine.com/genetics/1001-breeding-commercial-ai">shorter calving season.</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/manage-your-way-short-calving-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/manage-your-way-short-calving-season#comments Cow-Calf Calving Season Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:58:00 +0000 72331 at http://beefmagazine.com