Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting personnel will learn the latest in feedlot nutrition, health, and marketing at the 2018 Beef Feedlot Roundtable Feb. 6 at Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport. Other locations in Nebraska will include Feb. 7 at the Dawson County Extension office by the fairgrounds in Lexington, and Feb.…Read More
By : Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of iGrow.org Custom cattle feeding can be a “win-win” strategy when done correctly. Feeding someone else’s cattle provides a method to market feedstuffs without tying up the capital required to own the livestock. Custom feeding arrangements allow cattle owners…Read More
By : Jeff Fisher, OSU Extension Educator, Pike County and Stan Smith,OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County Since the completion of fall harvest it seems concerns and questions have been circulating throughout Ohio regarding varying levels of protein content in corn. In fact, corn quality – particularly protein content – has been the topic of…Read More
BROOKINGS, S.D. – SDSU Extension developed the Livestock Decision Aid tool to help livestock producers make management decisions faster and more accurately. “Tight margins in livestock production heighten the importance of making the best possible management decisions,” said Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate. The Livestock Decision Aid is a website that includes four…Read More
Prepared by: Dr. John Comerford, Retired Extension Beef specialist, Penn State Two options for management of weaned calves include moving directly to feedlots for finishing or to a backgrounding operation with grass or high forage diets. There are advantages and disadvantages to retained ownership: the opportunity exists to take advantage of superior growth and(or) carcass…Read More
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