Feedlot Focus

3 Beef Management Trends to Watch in 2018

Consider these influences as you execute management and nutrition plans over the next year PRINCETON, N.J. (January 2, 2018)—What does the New Year have in store for you? That’s a good question. The beef marketplace continues to shift, making it vital for you stay on top of trends. Plenty of challenges exist—falling behind your fellow…

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NDSU Feedlot School Set for Jan. 23-24

Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University Feedlot School set for Jan. 23-24, 2018, at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. “Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots…

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K-State Research and Extension specialists share tips for managing livestock in winter

Reducing animals’ stress during cold periods is a key goal   MANHATTAN, Kan. – Livestock producers are entering a time of year that, because of winter weather, can often be challenging for maintaining the health of their herds, but a host of management steps and best practices can help to get the animals through the…

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Let’s Talk BQA Assessments

By : Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Associate, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of iGrow.org   During the November 1st Animal Care Wednesday Webinar, we heard from Rob Eirich, Nebraska BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) Coordinator, and Doug Bear, Iowa BQA Coordinator. Both Rob and Doug have been actively involved in the industry discussions between…

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Alltech 2017 Harvest Analysis indicates high levels of mycotoxins in corn silage across the U.S.

High levels of risk from DON, fusaric acid, T-2 and fumonisin present  [LEXINGTON, Ky.] – In 2016, corn growers faced challenges from mycotoxins, and those challenges seem likely to show up for them again as they harvest this fall. The 2017 growing season was challenging across the U.S. Growers in different regions experienced varied weather conditions…

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