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Opportunities for Scientific Knowledge Transfer to the Beef Industry
A prevailing paradigm in science research is that it should be applied for the benefit of individuals, corporations and societies, writes Ian Jenson, Meat & Livestock Australia, in the proceedings of an international conference organised by ProSafeBeef,...
Assessing Drought Management Strategies for Cattle
The objective for cattle producers is to "buy feeding days" of forages and/or grazing while maintaining a reasonable level of productivity, says this Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development report. ...
Beef Cattle Calving Management
Calving season can be a very intense time for cow-calf producers. It is important to understand the nutritional needs of cows and heifers and be prepared to handle newborn calves properly, say Dr. Jane A. Parish, Dr. Justin D.Rhinehart and Dr. Holly T....
The Plight of Being Average
With rising input costs and falling calf value, survival in the beef business is a very real question for many producers, writes Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, North Dakota State University....
Early Weaning Beef Calves
Weaning is a major event in cow-calf management. Beef cattle producers have a variety of options when it comes to deciding when to wean their calves. Because early weaning impacts both animal performance and operational profitability, it is ...
Thais Aim to Boost Beef Production
According to the Department of Livestock Development (DLD), Thailand had in the region of 9.1 million beef cattle in 2008. Imported breeds include Brahman, Charolais, Blonde dā€™ Aquitaine and Angus, writes Stuart Lumb for TheCattleSite....
One Needs to know Costs
Calving at a later date gives producers an increased opportunity to place cows on grass while the cow is either very pregnant or milking, writes Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, North Dakota State University Extension Service....
GPS the Pneumonia Problems in Your Dairy Calf Enterprise
Some farmers use a tractor-mounted Global Positioning System (GPS) ā€“ a constellation of earth-orbiting satellites ā€“ to help determine how much fertilizer and herbicide to apply in a specific location in a field when combined with other information...
Beef Cow Size, Efficiency and Profit
The search for the optimum beef cow is ongoing. Finding her is only somewhat less challenging than defining her, writes Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D., Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech....
Unwanted Calf Average Daily Gain
The Dickinson Research Extension Center is busy calving heifers. Thank goodness, the center only has one heifer left that is bred to a bull that will be called a noncalving ease sire, writes Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist of the North Dakota State University....
March Milk Production Down 0.2 Per Cent
March 2009 23 major dairy states milk production dropped 0.2 per cent. Production per cow was down 6 pounds from one year ago, says this Iowa State University, Iowa Farm Outlook report....
May Beef Management Tips
Beef management tips for May, by Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Virginia Tech. ...
Cow-Calf Profitability
One does not have to spend a great deal of effort in reviewing 2008 beef cattle receipts or production expenses to recognize the direction of cow-calf net returns, writes Mark A. McCann, Ph.D., Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Cooperative Extension...
Early Life Management and Long-Term Productivity of Dairy Calves
The topic of calves and calf management traditionally involves discussions about dry cow management, colostrum, scours, rumen development and weaning, say M. E. Van Amburgh1, E. Raffrenato, F. Soberon and R. W. Everett, Department of Animal Science Cornell...
Managing Dairy Production Costs and Ratios
We have a number of terms and numbers thrown at us, especially in financially distressed times like now, writes Randy Pepin Todd County Extension Educator, Ag Production Systems in this University of Minnesota Dairy Extension publication....
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