Feedlot Focus

2018 Beef Feedlot Roundtable Feb. 6 at Bridgeport

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.…

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Finding & Choosing Custom Feeding Partners

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…

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Not All Corn is Created Equal!

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…

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SDSU Extension Provides Easy-To-Use Tool to Help Producers

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…

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Considerations for Retained Ownership of Feeder Cattle

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…

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