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2012 Cattle Cycle Book

A cattle cycle exists because of the accumulation and liquidation of cattle inventory. Accumulation is a period of increasing cattle numbers, while liquidation is a period of decreasing cattle...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.

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The "New Normal" – or Was it?

The recent drought has caused many to reflect upon the past and wonder what is in store for the future. Just a couple of years ago, few agricultural producers took the time to ponder drought, much...
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Livestock Water Access Point in Pond Fence

Diagram of a pond fence with a livestock water access point. View Publication
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  • 2007
  • October

Goats and Weed Control

With costs on the rise, many landowners are seeking less expensive alternatives to mechanical or chemical weed control in pastures. One natural method to achieve this goal is to stock goats to consume unwanted brush and weeds.
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  • 2009
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Take Care of Your Heifers and They Will Take Care of You

About the end of every year, beef producers have sold the last calf crop and have a few weeks or months of relative calm before calving season starts. It is easy to become complacent about the cow herd and the replacement heifers, but if you don't take care of them now, they will not be able to take care of you in the future.
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Planning Your Winter Feeding Program for Profitability

How would you like to save $15 per cow on your winter feeding bill? What if I told you it could easily be done by making one timely change in what you are feeding your cows grazing on native grass pasture?