Cow / Calf Corner

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Will feeding silage to lactating cows give my calves scours?

By : Karla Wilke, Cow-Calf/Stocker Management Specialist, Halden Clark, Health Stewardship Veterinarian This article and other research-based beef news are available on, Nebraska Extension’s beef cattle production website. Interviews with the authors of BeefWatch newsletter articles become available throughout the month of publication and are accessible at Many cow-calf producers in Nebraska have become accustomed…

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Spring grazing management for beef cattle

Written by : Lisa Moser, Kansas State UniversitySources : Bob Larson, Bob Weaber, Brad White, Kansas State University Experts offer ways for producers to best prepare pastures ahead of spring grazing   MANHATTAN, Kan. – Beef cattle grazing on lush, green pastures is a common sight when driving through the Kansas Flint Hills in the…

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Targeting optimum cow size

The average return for an extra 100 pounds of cow weight is five to seven pounds of additional weight of the calf at weaning. Written by : Lisa Moser, Kansas State UniversitySource : KC Olson, Kansas State University K-State beef cattle specialists discuss factors that influence the most efficient cow size May 12, 2020 MANHATTAN,…

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A Case for Late Spring Calving

Courtesy of KSU Beef Cattle Institute Click here to listen to the podcast KC Olson, K-State range beef cattle nutrition and management specialist joins the podcast to discuss how his research led him to select a late spring/early summer calving season and the related marketing choices that come with calving that time of year. Tune…

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Realistic expectations for estrus synchronization and AI programs

By : Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Producers that are wanting to improve the genetic makeup of their beef herds very often turn to artificial insemination (AI) as a tool to accomplish that goal.  Many times, these producers have very high expectations as they begin the first season of artificial breeding. …

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