Stocker Special

Livestock Field Day to be held in North Central Kansas

Make plans to attend the 2nd annual Stock Growers Field Day on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  The event will be highlighted by beef reproduction economics and a market outlook along with an AI demonstration from industry and K-State Research and Extension experts in their field!  The field day, held in Beloit, KS, is a collaboration with…

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Economics of Yearling Systems – A Review

By : Erin Laborie, Nebraska Extension Educator If yearlings are being retained through the finishing phase, it can be beneficial to leave them on grass until September and capitalize on what has often been historically higher prices for finished cattle in January. Photo credit Troy Walz. This article is a summary of the 2020 Nebraska…

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Collinge Cattle Co. Receives National Stocker Award

Courtesy of Collinge Cattle Company of Hamilton recently was chosen to receive the 2019 National Stocker Award, sponsored by BEEF Magazine and Zoetis. Now in its 13th year, the award highlights the importance of the stocker industry, recognizes leading stocker operators and gives producers an opportunity to learn from their peers.      Collinge…

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K-State beef cattle experts discuss tips for raising stocker cattle

Written by : Lisa Moser, K-State Research & Extension Steers grazing grass as part of a stocker cattle management protocol. Managing feed and health costs while optimizing marketing strategies are keys to success   MANHATTAN, Kan. – Cow-calf producers, stocker operators and feedlot managers all have the same end goal in mind: raise high quality…

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4 Tips to Successfully Wintering Stocker Calves

Courtesy of It’s no doubt, agriculture is a risky business. There are a lot of uncertainties, especially when you add the environment and the ever-changing weather into the mix. But with a good plan and some of these best management practices in place, you can come out in the springtime with healthy, growthy calves…

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