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A Little Background May Help

By : Justin Sexten, Ph.D., Director, CAB Supply Development   Let’s say you weaned calves last fall but didn’t sell. Instead, you helped them cross the bridge to independent life in your dry lot pen and maybe on to a grazing program. Chances are, those “backgrounded” calves have moved on to a finishing yard or…

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Consider Your Options: Graze-out vs. Harvesting Wheat

By : MYRIAH JOHNSON, PH.D., AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS CONSULTANT, NOBLE FOUNDATION   As we move into 2018, it will soon be time to think about whether to pull cattle off wheat so it can be harvested for grain or to leave the cattle on the pasture through wheat graze-out. One of the biggest concerns this past…

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A Little Background May Help

By : Justin Sexten, Ph.D., Director, CAB Supply Development   Let’s say you weaned calves last fall but didn’t sell. Instead, you helped them cross the bridge to independent life in your dry lot pen and maybe on to a grazing program. Chances are, those “backgrounded” calves have moved on to a finishing yard or…

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Alliance plans fescue schools to teach replacing toxic grass

Source: Craig Roberts COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ways to replace toxic tall fescue pastures keep improving as renovations move across the Fescue Belt from Missouri to Georgia. Five grazing schools in five states in March will clarify a complex system, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. This started with two schools in Missouri…

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American Hereford Association Releases BOLT Genetic Evaluation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Hereford Association (AHA) released the first updated expected progeny differences (EPDs) and corresponding accuracies using the Biometric Open Language Tools (BOLT) genetic evaluation software Dec. 4. The new genetic evaluation also includes two new traits, Sustained Cow Fertility (SCF) and Dry Matter Intake (DMI), and updated profit ($) indexes. “It’s…

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