By: Aaron Berger, NE Extension Educator
Warm, windy, dry conditions in the month of March have dried out the top soil in many parts of Nebraska. While there is still adequate subsoil moisture in many locations, the pattern of above… Continue reading
It’s time to start thinking about weaning those fall-born calves, and although you expect to hear some upset mama cows and calves for a few days, there are ways to eliminate stress in the calves and keep them healthy by… Continue reading
By: Jennifer Bearden, Agriculture Agent, Okaloosa County
Spring is a good time to walk your pastures to scout for toxic weeds. Summer pastures are just greening up, but are still short, and warm season weeds are just beginning to pop… Continue reading
By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist
The stocker sector is the most diverse and least understood part of the U.S. cattle industry. Stocker (or backgrounding) production provides vital production and marketing system values… Continue reading
Historical results have shown docile cattle tend to perform better in the feedyard. But could the performance woes of flighty cattle be overcome with a change in diet?
We know docility is moderately heritable, so the trait can be moved… Continue reading
As cattle producers wean their fall calves or make plans for their spring calves, they have some decisions to make. Keeping those calves after weaning for a backgrounding phase is an option.
Producers are aware that as the calves’ average… Continue reading