Calving season comes with less stress when calves are born with abundant vigor.
“The aggressive calf that actively seeks the first nursing of colosturm is a
welcome sight,” says Karl Hoppe, the North Dakota State University Extension
Service’s area livestock… Continue reading
By: Terri Queck-Matzie
Feeding cattle in the winter can be a challenge. Sub-zero temps, biting winds, flying snow – none of these make for stress-free circumstances.
Add equipment breakdowns to the mix, and its enough to make even the most… Continue reading
By: Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Take care of cows and they will take care of you.
The cows will do the work for you: calving, breeding back and bringing home a
big calf in the fall.
Are… Continue reading
As spring beef calves are beginning to be weaned, it is the producer’s responsibility to help make that transition as smooth as possible. Improper weaning can result in poor growth, which may stay with the animal through its life, according… Continue reading
By: Katrina Huffstuttler
After decades of slow change, the North American cattle and beef industries are undergoing rapid transition.
Dr. Pete Anderson, director of research for Midwest PMS LLC, said farming and food production are no longer local industries serving… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Dry, pregnant beef cows grazing low quality warm season pastures in late summer, fall, and early winter are usually supplemented with high protein supplements. It would be desirable to… Continue reading