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  • proper hay storage tips
    Dec 2, 2013
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    5 Considerations For Proper Hay Storage During Winter 3

    Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension forages field specialist shares five ways to reduce hay waste....More
  • heifer replacement costs
    Nov 28, 2013
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    Year-End Analysis Shows Replacement Costs Are Surging

    The cattle market is now signaling that ranchers are starting to hold back replacement heifers....More
  • winter feed supply -- do you have enough?
    Nov 14, 2013
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    Winter Feed: Do You Have Enough To Feed Your Cows? 7

    Yesterday was my 26th birthday, and the lucky gal that I am, my husband Tyler bought me a trailer load of bred cows for my big day. Forget a dinner and a movie, I spent my birthday tearing down fence and putting up new in some old lots we have on the place, in preparation for winterizing these spring-calving cows....More
  • bred heifer prices
    Nov 11, 2013
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    What Are Bred Heifer Prices In Your Neck Of The Woods? 22

    In addition to weaning, preg-checking and harvest, fall is a busy time for cattle sales. I’ve been to a few sales in the last couple of weeks, and it has been interesting to be in the stands and take notes on the highs and lows of these sales....More
  • Nov 6, 2013
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    3 News Items About The Atlas Blizzard

    We have put together another round-up of news items and fundraising events relating to the Atlas blizzard. Here are three you should know about....More
  • Nov 5, 2013
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    Does The Show Cattle Industry Need A Wake-Up Call? 44

    One of my favorite hobbies is showing the cattle we raise. Since I was five years old, I’ve been helping my dad break bulls for consignment sales and prepare my 4-H steers and heifers for summer shows. I learned a lot from showing cattle. As a kid, they were my responsibility. I washed them each day, which allowed me to really bond with these calves and helped me to fall in love with the beef cattle industry....More
  • Nov 4, 2013
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    Winterizing The Ranch, Plus Marketing Spring Calves 1

    We’re in a mad scramble around our place to finish the last of our winter preparations. The western part of the state was hit by a freakishly early storm in early October, but with November now here, steady inclement weather could be he here to stay anytime now....More
  • Oct 31, 2013
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    When Do You Market Your Calves? Plus Last Chance To Win Heat Holders® Socks 34

    “When do you typically market your spring calf crop?” Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Three winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday. Good luck!...More
  • Oct 30, 2013
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    Which Forages Do You Utilize In The Fall? Plus Win Heat Holders® Socks 21

    Here’s another chance to win a pair of Heat Holders® socks for joining the day’s discussion about fall forages....More
  • Oct 28, 2013
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    What Do You Look For At A Cattle Sale? Plus Win Heat Holders® Socks 19

    Today we ask what producers look for at a cattle sale. Two winning commenters will receive a pair of Heat Holders® socks....More
  • cull cow criteria
    Oct 28, 2013
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    What Makes A Cull Cow? Plus Win HeatHolder Socks 38

    Over the weekend, we pregnancy-checked our cowherd. The veterinarian used ultra-sound technology to better pinpoint the due dates, and after the dust settled, we had a handful of open cows to add to our cull list this year....More
  • Oct 22, 2013
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    No Money For SD Ranchers? 52

    Will the federal government step up and help the ranchers in South Dakota who were hit by the Atlas blizzard?...More
  • Oct 17, 2013
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    3 Most Important Goals For Bunk Breaking Calves 4

    Pre-conditioning calves adds value; here are three goals to get the best price for weaned calves....More
  • winter storm atlas
    Oct 14, 2013
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    Consumer Outreach Needed After Winter Storm Atlas 10

    Some online commenters blame ranchers for cattle deaths due to winter storm Atlas. Here's how ranchers can respond to these negative accusations....More
  • Heather Hamilton Maude
    Oct 10, 2013
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    5 Resources For South Dakota Ranchers Hit By October Blizzard 8

    It’s being called the worst blizzard in our state’s history. The “Atlas” blizzard brought 55 in. of snow and 60-mph winds, which resulted in tens of thousands of cattle killed in western South Dakota and neighboring areas. We continue to hear more reports on this devastating storm that has impacted so many of our friends and colleagues in the beef business....More
  • stree-free weaning
    Oct 2, 2013
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    10 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Weaning Day 9

    Many ranchers are gearing up to wean calves. Here are 10 ways to make it a stress-free experience for both the livestock and the rancher....More
  • Oct 1, 2013
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    Why Ranching Is A Family Business, Plus Photo Contest Winners

    We have been celebrating families in the ranching business with the BEEF Daily Generations On The Ranch Photo Contest. I was deeply moved by many of your photo submissions, and the stories that accompanied them. It’s very evident that there is a lot of love in the cattle business, and it was tough to narrow down the entries to just 10 finalists....More

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