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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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  • 2017
  • December

How to Compare EPDs Across Breeds

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.

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  • 2017
  • September

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.

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  • 2017
  • July

Early Weaning Benefits First-Calf Cows, Calves

Weaning calves from first-calf cows early offers benefits to the animals and operation. Robert Wells, Ph.D., livestock consultant, shares the advantages and tips.

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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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  • 2017
  • November

How to Evaluate Property for Raising Cattle

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.

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  • 2018
  • May 2018

Using Bermudagrass Pastures to Meet Cow Nutrient Requirements

Winter supplementation for a cow can account for anywhere between 40 and 60 percent of the annual cost of maintaining the cow. Therefore, producers should plan their winter supplementation strategies during the growing season to allow for more options and to reduce winter feed costs when utilizing bermudagrass pastures.

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  • 2018
  • November 2018

DNA Technology for the Commercial Cow-Calf Producer

DNA testing has become an economically viable tool that should be used when making selection decisions for commercial cattle producers.

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  • 2019
  • October 2019

Grazing Native Grass Pastures Is More Economical Than Feeding Hay to Cows in Winter

Producers can save money by using native grass as a standing hay crop when overwintering a cow herd, since the supplemental feed costs are less than feeding hay plus supplementation.