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  • 2005
  • October

Cattle Prices 2006: What to Expect

There are signs that the cattle cycle will be alive and well in 2006, with prices for all classes of cattle moving downward over the next few years. This price decline holds true to the cyclical nature of the cattle market.
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  • 2010
  • February

Advantages of a Business Plan for Small Farm Operations

Small farms should manage their operations similarly to larger agricultural enterprises to ensure long-term sustainability. To achieve this goal, substantial planning and development of a comprehensive business plan is key.
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  • 2002
  • June

Boys will be Boys...and Cows will be Cows

The old adage "Boys will be boys" can be modified to apply to cattle: boys are influenced by their friends, and cattle are influenced by their herd mates; boys find the easiest way to do something, so do cattle. Understanding cattle behavior can benefit a grazing operation.
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  • 2006
  • November

What's the Value of Pregnancy Testing Beef Cows?

There are several components to a successful cow-calf management strategy - among them should be an effective strategy for culling unproductive cows from the herd.
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  • 2005
  • October

How Much Quail Cover Can You Afford?

Much has been written regarding the subject of bobwhite quail habitat management. As you probably know by now, adequate cover, space, food and proper arrangement of these components are essential to developing good bobwhite habitat.
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  • 1997
  • February

Management Information Systems

The kind of information you have and how you use that information will determine the success of your operation. Please remember, the information gathered by any system only has value if it is used to make decisions.
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  • 2008
  • December

Adding value to the calf crop

To many producers, adding value means implementing management practices to maximize the price received for their calves on sale day. Some practices simply avoid discounts: dehorning; castration; breeding-in adequate frame and muscling; and managing away from extremes of body condition at sale time.
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  • 2007
  • June

Good Management Forms Great Habits

In this age, we are all bombarded with a large amount of information every day. How you filter for the good information, and then decide what to do with it, is the key to making the information work for you.
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  • 2003
  • January

Is Your Hay Cut Right but Baled Wrong?

Hay baled at a too-high moisture content can have decreased digestibility and significant increases in fiber concentrations and heat-damaged nitrogen.
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  • 1997
  • August

It's Time to Estimate Available Forage

If you have enough forage to last until the spring of 1998, then all you need to do is develop a supplementation program. However, most of us are not in this situation and will have to feed hay or grow additional forage.