Adding Value to the Calf Crop
Profitable beef cattle operations are characterized by management decisions that take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. In the cow-calf segment of the beef industry, many proven practices exist that increase the value of the calf crop.
Feed Efficiency and How It’s Measured
A sustainable beef industry is a balanced equation with ranchers and farmers producing a wholesome product that meets consumer demands, ensures animal well-being, stewards agricultural resources and enables operational profitability.
Livestock Water Guidelines
Water is one of the most important nutrients for livestock. It is vital for many metabolic processes essential for life, growth and reproduction. The quantity of water that animals consume is affected by many factors including growth, pregnancy, lactation, activity, diet composition, feed intake and environmental temperature. The quality of water offered can also affect consumption and performance.
The Advantages of Crossbreeding: Producing Replacement Females
The cost of replacement females for a cow-calf operation is significant. Selecting replacement females is challenging, especially when considering that decisions made now will impact an operation for many years.