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  • 2004
  • February

New Projects Set to Begin in 2004

All too often, the importance of potassium is overlooked in bermudagrass forage production systems.
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  • 2014
  • January

Replacement cow traits affect producer success

Many producers who reduced cow numbers in the recent drought years are considering adding females to their herds again. At current replacement female prices, we have to do everything possible to enable the cows to cover their initial cost over time and to set them up for success.
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  • 2016
  • February

Knowing what to look for minimizes calving difficulty

Knowing when to and when not to intervene in the calving process is critical. The key is experience and knowing the normal sequence of events.
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  • 2015
  • February

Late-gestation heifer nutrition does not affect dystocia

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 28 percent of all calf deaths before weaning are due to birth-related problems. Therefore, managing females to calve with minimal difficulty is extremely important.
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  • 2014
  • April

Economic calculations determine acceptable cow price

Since recent droughts have caused a lack of available forage in many areas, the incentive to retain heifers and purchase cows has been very low. Cattle inventory has declined to levels not seen since the 1930s and 1940s, and the value of heifer calves has risen to all-time record highs.
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  • 2016
  • January

'Employee' analogy aids replacement heifer selection

Replacement heifers are the hot topic at most rancher gatherings these days.
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  • 2014
  • November

Proven strategies bring cow herd rebuilding success

Many cattle seminars across the Southern Great Plains have offered sound advice about replacement female development and selection. A significant number of producers are strongly considering, if not...
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  • 2016
  • December

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...
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  • 2017
  • March

Integrity Beef Alliance: Using Best Management Practices to Improve Profit

The Integrity Beef Alliance is a value-added calf program that utilizes high-quality bull genetics coupled with best cow-calf management practices to produce a quality value-added commercial calf....
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  • 2018
  • February

Integrity Beef Alliance Takes Bold Steps to Further Program Development

In 2017, the Integrity Beef Alliance voted to include more bull breeds, modified requirements for breed composition for eligible calves, offered additional marketing avenues and a changed sale format, and continued developing the Integrity Beef Premier Replacement Female Program.

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