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A Strategy for Culling Cows By: 04/08/2014 @ 10:43am

Extended drought caused Nancy and Rex Peterson to downsize their beef herd from 340 to 275 head. Due to their detailed, computerized record-keeping system, the Gordon…

Ensure Breeding Success By: 04/08/2014 @ 11:19am

Selecting herd sires with good fertility and breeding ability plays a key role in the profitability of a beef…

Predict Grass Growth By: 04/08/2014 @ 1:02pm

Predicting grass growth for the season could be as simple as tallying April, May, and June rains. If these months yield…

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Slippery Slope By: 04/08/2014 @ 2:13pm

As a third-generation farmer and feedlot operator, Dale Goetz was no stranger to watching cattle slip and slide across slick concrete surfaces. “Animals tend to panic if they slip even a little bit…

Double-Duty Alfalfa By: 04/08/2014 @ 2:06pm

Before running the ripper through that aging alfalfa, Fred Coon puts pencil to paper and does his math. “For me, it is all about the market,” he says. “Recently, it hasn’t paid me to tear out an…

Alfalfa-sainfoin Option will Offer Bloat-Free Grazing By: 04/08/2014 @ 1:24pm

Bloat-free grazing in a mixed stand with alfalfa and a new perennial forage variety of sainfoin is being introduced as an option in 2015 in western Canada. Breeders seed for testing will be available to…

A Bare-Bones Beginning By: 04/08/2014 @ 1:12pm

After meeting as college freshmen a decade ago, Jay and Krista Reiser soon found they shared a passion for starting a ranch. Today, from a bare-bones beginning in 2010, the married couple has successfully…

Cattlefax: Good News For Beef Market By: 04/04/2014 @ 2:05pm

1. PricesPrices have been in record territory this year, with fed cattle topping out at $1.50 a pound live. That’s near $2,000 for a finished steer. Weaned calves have been over $2 a pound at auction…

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