Livestock

Body Condition Score as a Tool for Cow Herd Management

Body Condition Score (BCS) is a useful tool for assessing the energy status of an animal. BCS should be assessed at calving, mid-lactation and mid-late gestation.

10 Tips for a Successful Weaning and Preconditioning Season

Research demonstrates the advantages of preconditioning calves. The following tips are designed to help producers be more successful during the preconditioning phase of calf development.

Feeding Hay More Efficiently

A systemic grazing management plan and an efficient supplemental feeding program can help cattle producers more efficiently use forage resources.

Livestock are Part of the Biodiversity Discussion

Grazing cattle, goats and other species together has the potential to improve land management, animal health and economics.

Options to Consider When Marketing This Year's Calves

Economic evaluation of options for producers considering when to market calves born in fall 2016 and spring 2017.

Tools to Manage Cattle Market Risks

Risk management tools, including hedging, are available to producers marketing cattle.

Early Weaning Benefits First-Calf Cows, Calves

Weaning calves from first-calf cows early offers benefits to the animals and operation. Robert Wells, Ph.D., livestock consultant, shares the advantages and tips.

Growing Together

It's incredible how the operations of the Suubi, Lubbe and Buloba farms are so connected, all with the goal of supporting vulnerable women and children.

The Mystery of Suubi Goat Farm

Nancy Drew would have been proud of me last week. And to be honest, I now have a lot more respect for the fictitious teenage detective.

The Beginning of a Great Story

All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has...

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