Livestock

'Noble News and Views' Category

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.

Compendium of Veterinary Products (CVP Vet) app gives answers

Proper administration and use of antibiotics and other animal health products is an absolute necessity, not only for the product to be as effective as possible, but to minimize animal discomfort and...

Proper bull selection can increase return on investment

The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other...

Cattle sellers should consult sale barn on yearling criteria

One of the best cattle marketing strategies in the current market is to turn a calf into a yearling.

Timeliness plays critical role in agricultural operations

In some instances, the benefit of timeliness can be measured.