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Management Practices to Improve Beef Quality
This Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development report answers frequently asked questions on how beef management practices can improve marbling and beef quality....
Functional Quality Management Systems for Livestock Producers
Will livestock producers adopt a systematic management approach of continuous improvement and document their production practices to refine their management and satisfy requirements of customers? Asks John Lawrence of the Iowa Beef Center in this Leopold...
Saving Pennies to Make Dollars
When times are tough in the dairy industry, we try to find ways to become even more efficient than we already are, writes Laura Kieser, Extension Educator-Carver/Scott Counties. This report was published by the University of Minnesota Dairy Extension....
Effects of Shipping and Heat Stress on Embryonic Mortality in Cattle
Embryonic loss is the greatest economic loss in the cow/calf industry, affecting number of cows carrying to term and percent calf crop weaned, say Sarah Fields and Dr. George Perry, South Dakota State University Animal and Range Sciences Department....
Freshening The First Calf Heifer: Opportunities And Challenges
The first-calf heifer must successfully adapt to numerous physiological and behavioral changes at calving. Strategies that reduce stress prior to calving should optimize the chance for success, says Noah Litherland, Dairy Nutritionist, University of Minnesota,...
Consumer Attitudes Towards Beef Products
This Leopold Centre Center Progress Report identifies factors that influence consumer attitudes towards beef products using the conjoint market analysis tool. ...
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. ...
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,...
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....
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