Cow / Calf Corner

Deal or no Deal: Suckling Calf Implants Add Value to Cow-Calf Operations

By : Chanda Engel, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of iGrow.org   Cow-calf pairs are getting moved to green grass and it is a good feeling to see them out grazing. While weaning may be a ways off, calf growth that leads to excellent calf weaning weights is a major…

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“Preg” check and cull replacement heifers early

By : Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Many Oklahoma ranchers choose to breed the replacement heifers about a month ahead of the mature cows in the herd.  In addition, they like to use a shortened 45 to 60-day breeding season for the replacement heifers.  The next logical step is to determine…

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PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: 2018 UNL High Plains Ag Lab June Field Day set for June 21

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Thursday, June 21, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea and winter wheat, as well as grazing and forages.       This year’s field day will feature a two-part tour, with the earlier tour stops focusing on field peas and grazing/forage…

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MU Extension offers four-day tour for cattle producers

HERMITAGE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension offers cattlemen a bus tour of cattle operations in Kansas and Oklahoma Aug. 6-9. MU Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis said the tour offers an opportunity to learn to manage herds better to make them healthier and more profitable. Registration deadline is July 15. Tour stops include: •…

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This is a review of a 2017 North Dakota State University Beef Report article titled “Moderate nutrient restriction influences expression of genes impacting production efficiencies of beef cattle in fetal liver, muscle and cerebrum by day 50 of gestation.” This article is summarized by Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Educator. Research continues to demonstrate the impact…

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