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BeefTalk: Healthy Soil Buffers Human Inadequacies


Production practices that reduce soil disturbance, increase plant diversity, add animal diversity and maintain living roots are a positive step.

BeefTalk: Shop Around; Cattle Eat More Than Hay


This year’s challenge for the beef manager is finding the balance among winter demands, feed inventory and cattle inventory.

BeefTalk: Keeping More Heifers Turned Out Well


Keeping more heifers during a drought can help preserve a herd’s genetics and increase management flexibility.

BeefTalk: Rolling Out Hay is Rolling Out Dollars


Feeding calves high-priced hay needs to be a bridge from one low-cost production scenario to the next.

BeefTalk: Will the Hay Inventory Feed the Cows?


Provide the proper supplementation to meet the current needs of the cow herd or reduce inventory.

BeefTalk: Just When Does One Let the Calves Go?


Match individual managerial skills with the operation and market accordingly.

BeefTalk: Use the Numbers When Bull Buying


Expected progeny differences are the best selection tool to help beef operations meet future goals.

BeefTalk: Has the Beef Industry Reached Commercial Thresholds for Performance?


Future improvement in agriculture will be a balancing act.

BeefTalk: Reproductive Performance in Commercial Beef Herds is Remarkable


As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.

BeefTalk: Beef Growth Performance Continues to be Stable


The current growth benchmark for actual weaning weight is 554 pounds at 192 days of age, with an average daily gain of 2.5 pounds.

BeefTalk: Beef Production Weaning 498 Pounds Per Cow Exposed


To truly measure progress, producers need to collect, analyze and report data, and set goals.

BeefTalk: The Challenge of Cow Size


The solution is finding moderately sized cows that produce steers to meet current market desires and specifications.

BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Benchmarks for 2017


Achievable goals are the first steps toward improvement.

BeefTalk: Long-term Cow-culling Rate, Replacement Rate and Cow Age


Knowing how your herd compares with industry numbers is important.

BeefTalk: Age and Source Verification Can Work


Age and source verification places value on the calf and its accompanying data.