Angus VNR: Opportunities for improvement

Feedlot Focus

Making Every Drop Count

By: Macy Malone

Water is the lifeblood of agriculture over the Ogallala aquifer, one of the largest aquifer systems in the world covering 174,000 square miles. It is estimated to have about the same amount of water storage capacity as… Continue reading →

Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain

By: Terri Queck-Matzie

“It’s the age old problem in the beef industry, and it’s a unique problem in the beef industry, in that we have to forgo consumption of heifers as feeder animals in order to advance production,” says Dr.… Continue reading →

Stocker Special

Eating the Right Stuff

By: Terri Queck-Matzie

It all comes down to protein. A recent study at the Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) at North Dakota State verifies the critical value of protein in grass-fed cattle production – with startling results.

Steers that grazed… Continue reading →

Cow/Calf Corner

Make a record of twins

By: Glenn Selk

Estimates of the percentage of beef cattle births that produce twins vary.  One estimate (Gilmore) puts the percentage at about 0.5% or 1 in every 200 births.  Approximately one-half of the sets of twins should contain both… Continue reading →

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