Cow / Calf Corner

Fall calving season is fast approaching

By : Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist   Many fall-calving cow herds are managed to begin the calving season near the first of September.  Data from Oklahoma State University research indicates that fall calving may begin even sooner than producers expect.  The gestation length of cows that gestate during the hot…

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Grazing Trampled Grass

How should you graze regrowth in pastures that had tall growth trampled during a previous grazing? Photo courtesy of Troy Walz. By Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist How should you graze regrowth in pastures that had tall growth trampled during a previous grazing? I don’t know but I have some ideas. Grass growth got…

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BeefTalk: Let the Cow Save You Money and the Bull Make You Money

By : Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist NDSU Extension A recent conversation regarding economic drivers in the cow-calf enterprise left me with a lot to think about. Let me summarize: The thoroughfare to consumers begins with the conception and birth of a calf that slowly morphs into beef. The beef industry is huge, so reflecting is…

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Financial, Management Benefits of Pregnancy Diagnosis

By : John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator (originally published in the Ohio Farmer on-line) We are entering an exciting time of the year for cow-calf producers. They have started or soon will be weaning their spring-born calves. Weaning is an excellent time to prepare the calf crop to become herd replacements or for…

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Study looks at cow’s adaptability to drought, heat stress

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University researchers say they are making steady progress on a study that will help define how water intake relates to a cow’s ability to adapt to drought or heat stress.   Megan Rolf, an assistant professor of animal breeding and genetics, says the cattle industry has sparse information on how…

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