Stocker Special

REGIONAL OPTIONS FOR BACKGROUNDING CALVES

BY HEATHER SMITH THOMAS   Backgrounding can be vastly different from one region or operation to another, depending on climate and what’s available as feed, says Terry Klopfenstein,  Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska. “This period in the calf’s life is the staging factor for our industry. The feedlot hauls cattle to the slaughter plant every…

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K-State Beef Stocker Field Day scheduled for Sept. 20

Event will provide practical information to help producers make decisions in today’s dynamic beef industry   MANHATTAN, Kan. – Quality stocker production strategies, cattle pain management, livestock theft and a panel discussion on how silage fits in growing diets are among topics planned for the 2018 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Sept.…

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K-State Beef Stocker Field Day scheduled for Sept. 20

  MANHATTAN, Kan. — Quality stocker production strategies, cattle pain management, livestock theft and a panel discussion on how silage fits in growing diets are among topics planned for the 2018 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Sept. 20. “We are excited to host the 19th annual edition of the KSU Beef Stocker Field…

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Considerations for Buying Feeder Calves

Health. Source. Genetics. Size. Condition. All of these are factors that cattle buyers should take into account when buying their next load of calves to background on grass or put into a feedlot. A healthy calf is going to eat and grow more efficiently so health is of the utmost importance. Be sure to know…

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Weaning fall-born calves (remember to plan for water needs)

By : Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist   Many cow/calf operations with fall-born calves will wean the calves in mid to late June.  Weaning during very hot summer weather is stressful enough to the calves.  Therefore any management strategy that can reduce stress to the calves should be utilized.  “Fenceline weaning”…

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