If you are targeting selling your calves during one of this fall's value-added or preconditioned sales, be mindful some of the required weaning dates are only days away.
Emeritus extension specialist Glenn Selk shared a treasure trove of wisdom in 2019. Here are the six most popular.
Weaning during very hot summer weather is stressful enough to the calves. Therefore, any management strategy that can reduce stress to the calves should be utilized.
Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs. Hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations.
While some producers report unsatisfactory breeding performance for heifers on wheat pasture, research shows reproductive performance of to be similar to heifers consuming a corn-based growing diet.
Selecting against ill-tempered cattle has always made good sense. Wild cattle are hard on equipment, people, other cattle, and now we know that they are hard on the bottom line.
Bred replacement heifers that will calve in late January and February need to continue to grow and maintain body condition as two-year-old heifers should be in a body condition score 6 at calving.
Pinkeye has long been a costly nuisance with reduced beef production in the form of lower weight gain, milk production, body condition, and eventually even poorer reproduction can result from eye infections.