Cow / Calf Corner
By : Dr. Kenny Burdine, Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Kentucky Producers will often ask about the magnitude of the price premium for steers over bulls. Most agree that steers will outsell bulls of similar weight, but it is also well established that castrating bulls requires facilities, time and some expense. Further, it is generally…Read More
By : John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator Calving season is underway to some degree for many producers. If you have not started your calving season, you likely will soon. Calving time is an exciting period for producers as they are seeing the results of their genetic choices and management decisions coming to…Read More
By : Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Animal Science Department, and Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of iGrow.org Calving season is in full swing for some and coming soon for others. With that in mind, questions have been raised as to whether or not time…Read More
By : Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Animal Science Department In the Upper Midwest, spring calving can prove challenging with unpredictable weather bringing frigid temperatures and mud. Therefore, as beef producers do their best to tend to newborn calves and help get them off on the right hoof, sometimes plans don’t…Read More
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