Recent Stories by Kris Ringwall
Dec 31, 2015 by Kris Ringwall
Bull buying from your desk at home? It sounds far-fetched, but that is a very real option in today's bull market.
Dec 04, 2015 by Kris Ringwall
Nice weather always is appreciated, but it can create illusions that things are fine. Lately, having traveled from eastern North Dakota to western Washington, I saw a lot of cows, normally obscured in the summertime, ou
Nov 13, 2015 by Kris Ringwall
Producers need to plan ahead for cattle-working days and invest in good, secure cattle-working facilities.
Oct 30, 2015 by Kris Ringwall
Cowherd planning requires sorting, and it is best done when the cows come home.
May 29, 2015 by Kris Ringwall
What do you do with a group of 98 heifers in which 5 percent have a frame score of 1 and 2, 11 percent have a frame score of 3, 21 percent have a frame score of 4, 28 percent have a frame score of 5, 27 percent have a f
May 14, 2015 by Kris Ringwall
Winter effects will vary, but for those cows that used up some conditioning during the cold winter, spring feed is critical to meet lactation needs, as well pending reproductive needs.
Apr 17, 2015 by Kris Ringwall
The cost of implementing adequate biosecurity measures and associated vaccination protocols is minimal, compared with the cost of even losing one calf, let alone a cow or bull.
Apr 03, 2015 by Kris Ringwall
Every nice spring brings the comment: "Wish I could calve all my cows now." Of course, those springs that bring cold weather and extensive snow and slush bring more negative comments about early calving.