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How Much Forage Does a Beef Cow Consume Each Day?
It’s March, and for cow-calf producers in the Northern Great Plains, the majority of the cows are calving or are about to start calving. Spring grass isn’t that far away, but it seems like it really is a long time before spring turnout. Cow-calf producers...
Effect of Stocking Rate on Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
With EU targets of a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020, agriculture will be required to share the burden of emissions reductions. However, in the context of the targets set out in Food Harvest 2020 for an increase...
Back to Basics: Beef Production Stages
The production year of the cow herd is typically broken down into four physiological stages of production. Amy Radunz, from the University of Wisconnsin reviews these stages and offers some key management strategies to consider during these periods....
Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure
Factors affecting the fertiliser value of manure and recommendations for application are covered by Mark Risse, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as practical aspects on how...
Virginia Cattle - How Do We Stack Up?
The Virginia Retained Ownership Program (ROP) offers Virginia cow-calf producers the opportunity to retain ownership on a portion of their calf crop (as few as 5 head). This scheme, and others like it across the country, allow producers to pool their...
2012 Holds a Mixed Bag for Cattle Feeders
Feeding cattle had its high and low points of profitability last year, writes Shane Ellis, University of Illinois....
What do Feedyards Want?
Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator at the University of Ohio shares information from the Cattleman's Roundup meeting and Five Rivers Feeding. ...
Heavyweight Calves/ Stockers Could Make Money
“Rain or shine, wet or dry, do you want to make more money from your cows next year?” asks a Texas AgriLife Research forage scientist....
Winter Feeding Of Pregnant & Lactating Suckler Cows
A survey among Irish discussion group members indicated that in apportioning the feed costs of a suckler cow about two-thirds was attributable to winter feed, mainly silage, and one-third to grazed grass, writes Liam Fitzgerald, Teagasc Animal and Grassland...
Dairying In Viet Nam
On a recent visit to Viet Nam, Stuart Lumb got the opportunity to visit three dairy units and a processing facility. He writes about them here for TheCattleSite. ...
Farming In The Falklands
With over a million sheep and almost 5,000 cattle on an area the size of Wales, the unique farming industry of the Falkland Islands is explored. Lucy Towers, TheCattleSite Newsdesk Assistant, discusses the farming limitations and challenges faced with...
A Chaotic Beef Industry
The beef world is changing. Reversing the trend of decreasing cow numbers is proving to be traumatic, but one should avoid the word chaotic because the beef world has a lot of structure and is far from disorganised, writes BeefTalk from the North Dakota...
The Benefits Of Seasonal Dairy Operations
The Southwest Research Center Dairy near Mt. Vernon, Missouri, provides an example of how dairies can operate seasonally and give family members some rest each year while also increasing profits....
Maximise Value Of 2011 Calf Crop
Producers soon will be weaning calves and finalising marketing decisions. North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist, Carl Dahlen, discusses how producers can capture the most value from their calf crop....
Make Sure You Know What Your Gross Margins Are
When a producer understands gross margins, he or she can start to appreciate what dollars are available to work with, says Kris Ringwall, North Dakota Beef Extension....
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