Feedlot Focus

Managing Cattle Through Winter Weather Conditions

By : Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate     Winter weather conditions often present challenges to cattle managers in the Northern Plains. Although we can’t alter the weather, there are management steps that can be taken to help maintain cattle health and performance. Bedding Providing bedding is the most useful tool to improve…

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NDSU Corn Silage Meeting Set

Producers will have an opportunity to learn more about growing corn for silage and feeding corn silage to cattle during a program North Dakota State University Extension is hosting Jan. 31 at NDSU’s North Central Research Extension Center (NCREC) near Minot.“As corn production has expanded in the state, so has corn silage for cattle feed,”…

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AMERICAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION CONDUCTS CARCASS GENOTYPING PROJECT

Bozeman, MT-The American Simmental Association (ASA) recently initiated a large genotyping project to collect more carcass records and genotypes on sire-identified terminal calves to improve progeny equivalents for carcass traits. All harvested cattle will be genotyped and the resulting data will be incorporated into the International Genetic Solutions (IGS) Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT.  …

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Feedlot Management Mistakes that Can be Prevented

Regardless if you’re a “beginner” or an experienced cattle feeder, this recent one hour presentation by Dr. Francis Fluharty provides a comprehensive and fast moving overview of the basics of feedlot management. Many of you will remember Dr. Fluharty as the recently retired Research Professor in the OSU Department of animal Sciences, and currently the…

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CATTLE FEEDERS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES THE 2019 INDUCTEES AND AWARD WINNERS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2018)—Ahead of its 10th annual banquet on January 29, 2019, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame announces its 2019 hall of fame inductees and award winners.   Bill Foxley—Founder of Foxley & Co. in Saratoga, WY—and James Herring—Retired CEO of Friona Industries in Amarillo, TX—are the newest inductees into the Hall…

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