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BeefTalk: Healthy Soil Buffers Human Inadequacies

2018-01-18T18:56:36Z

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

2018-01-11T19:50:36Z

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

2018-01-04T22:11:43Z

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

2017-12-28T14:46:47Z

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?

2017-12-21T20:43:40Z

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?

2017-12-14T22:22:32Z

Match individual managerial skills with the operation and market accordingly.



BeefTalk: Use the Numbers When Bull Buying

2017-12-07T17:09:14Z

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?

2017-11-30T21:07:46Z

Future improvement in agriculture will be a balancing act.



BeefTalk: Reproductive Performance in Commercial Beef Herds is Remarkable

2017-11-22T14:15:24Z

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



BeefTalk: Beef Growth Performance Continues to be Stable

2017-11-16T21:22:46Z

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

2017-11-09T23:39:37Z

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



BeefTalk: The Challenge of Cow Size

2017-11-02T19:33:15Z

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



BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Benchmarks for 2017

2017-10-26T19:40:45Z

Achievable goals are the first steps toward improvement.



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

2017-10-19T18:56:23Z

Knowing how your herd compares with industry numbers is important.



BeefTalk: Age and Source Verification Can Work

2017-10-19T18:54:04Z

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