Commercial cow-calf producers can use across-breed expected progeny differences (AB-EPDs) to compare bulls of different breeds and select the right one for their goals.
Hugh Aljoe, director of producer relations, calls 2017 "the year of a new beginning." Here are a few highlights from the year.
When buying land with the goal of producing cattle, consider stocking rate, forage quality and type, soil type and fertility, terrain and slope of the land, water sources in each pasture, number of pastures and traps, working pen availability and condition, fence condition and type, and other infrastructure.
Proper cattle handling during transportation is essential for the safety and well-being of the people and livestock involved.
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.
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.
A systemic grazing management plan and an efficient supplemental feeding program can help cattle producers more efficiently use forage resources.
Grazing cattle, goats and other species together has the potential to improve land management, animal health and economics.
Economic evaluation of options for producers considering when to market calves born in fall 2016 and spring 2017.
Risk management tools, including hedging, are available to producers marketing cattle.