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  • 2017
  • September

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.

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  • 2018
  • March 2018

Heifer Development: Managing for Her Future

A replacement heifer represents the most costly improvement in a herd's genetics. Since reproductive traits are lowly heritable, cattle producers must manage within the environment.

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  • 2018
  • April 2018

An Introduction to the Rumen Microbiome

The rumen microbiome is very complex, and the diversity of ruminal microorganisms can be affected by diet composition, genetics and environmental factors.

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  • 2018
  • July 2018

Growing-Season Burns Hold Potential for Fall and Winter Forage

The traditional burning season for the Southern Great Plains goes from December to April. However, when land managers limit their burn season to these five months, they often find it difficult to implement the number of burns needed to achieve their goals. This is one reason why more and more land managers are conducting growing-season burns, during late spring through early fall months, to meet some of their prescribed burning goals.

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  • 2019
  • June 2019

What I Want in the Perfect Beef Cow

The perfect beef cow has the right mix of traits. Her ability to prosper in her environment and deliver a health calf every year are most important.

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  • 2019
  • September 2019

Top 5 Reproductive Failures in Beef Operations (and How to Avoid Them)

Reproductive failures, which lead to financial loss, can occur in any cow-calf operation. Here are the top 5 causes.

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  • 2020
  • February 2020

Top 6 Factors Affecting Bull Fertility

Avoid reproductive failures and produce healthy calves by making decisions that reduce the risk of subfertile bulls.

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  • 2020
  • May 2020

Growing-Season Burns Improve Winter Forage Quality

Growing-season prescribed burns offer land managers the opportunity to extend their burning season to manage brush encroachment and improve forage quality.

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