Cow / Calf Corner

Consider Toxicity Issues When Fall Grazing

Source : Janna Block With forage production abundant in most areas of North Dakota, producers may be using options to extend the grazing season, including stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm- or cool-season annuals. “It is important to consider grazing management and potential plant and animal health implications when evaluating options for fall grazing,” cautions…

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Be Aware of Late-Season Potential Forage Toxicities

Author : Mark Sulc, Courtesy of Ohio State University Extension Livestock owners feeding forage need to keep in mind potential for some forage toxicity issues late this season. Nitrate and prussic acid poisoning potential associated with drought stress or frost are the main concerns to be aware of, and these are primarily an issue with…

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Keys for Corn Stalk Grazing

By : Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Corn residue is a tremendous feed resource for cattle in Nebraska. Photo credit Troy Walz. Corn harvest will be underway soon in much of Nebraska. Corn residue is a tremendous feed resource for cattle in Nebraska. With Nebraska’s 9 million corn acres and 1.8 million beef cows,…

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Determine Cow Herd Productivity by Using Weaning Weight Adjustment Tool

Courtesy of: Iowa State University Extension & OUtreach AMES, Iowa – As beef cattle producers turn their attention to weaning, the Iowa Beef Center encourages producers to consider using its 205-day weight calculator. This free spreadsheet is a tool beef producers can use in calculating Standardized 205-day weaning weights. Producers enter calf identification, birth date,…

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NDSU Extension Offers Fall Cattle Checklist

Courtesy of: NDSU Extension Service Now is the time to schedule pregnancy checks, and assess cows’ body condition score and disease risks. Fall is the time when beef cattle producers make many management and labor decisions, including repairing cattle working facilities, moving cattle to fall grazing, assessing crop residue opportunities and wondering if winter feed…

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