Cow / Calf Corner

Cattlemen Announce Annual Convention Details

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Friday announced details of their annual Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo, to be held March 29-31, 2019, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.   The 2019 Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo is the largest ranching event of the year in the Southwestern United…

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Nature vs. Nurture: Heritability of Reproduction

By : Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Assistant Professor, UT Beef Cattle Extension Specialist   There are many “rules of thumb” and general statements that get repeated so often, and for so long, that they are considered fact even when we do not fully understand them. One of those general statements is that “reproduction is not highly heritable.”…

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Monitoring Nutrient Status of Beef Cows

By : Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist   Managing cows through the winter provides different challenges compared to managing those same cows during the growing season. With snow cover, cows should oftentimes receive supplemental feed to meet nutrient requirements during late gestation and into calving season due to low forage or limited quantity. Depending…

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Increasing Profitability of Weaning and Preconditioning

Courtesy of University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture   Tennessee beef producers can increase profits by weaning and preconditioning calves. UT Extension beef cattle specialist Jason Smith gives tips to help make this profit happen. Image courtesy UTIA. Tennessee beef producers are constantly seeking ways to increase the profitability of their operations. For calves, research…

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Watch Livestock for Hypothermia, Frostbite

Courtesy of North Dakota State University Extension This winter’s cold, snowy conditions are putting livestock, especially newborns, at risk for hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia is a profound drop in body temperature. “Animals less than 48 hours old or animals with a pre-existing condition or disease are at the greatest risk for developing hypothermia,” says Charlie…

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