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Category: Beef

Starting High Risk Cattle on Feed

September 1, 2022

What is considered high risk? It seems with today’s markets and feeding scenarios everything is considered high risk when we talk financials. When we talk about incoming feeder cattle, ‘high […]

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Get Tubs Out!

August 2, 2022

We are now approaching mid-summer and the grass out in pastures will be starting to mature.  If you aren’t already supplementing with protein lic tubs you might want to start […]

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Pre-harvest Protocols with Beta Agonists

April 20, 2022

While beta agonists (ractopamine) aren’t approved for use in cattle sold to all packing facilities, and they aren’t right for all situations (heat stress, too heavy of cattle to start […]

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Maternal Nutrition Influences Offspring Performance

March 24, 2022

Most cattle producers understand the importance of delivering the right amount of quality nutrients to cows.  They balance for energy levels (body condition) and protein, and provide supplemental minerals and […]

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Calving Mineral and Product Considerations for Calving Season

February 25, 2022

Our favorite time of year is here, calving season! The crisp cold air, the early mornings and late nights and coming out to find a healthy calf and caring momma […]

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Winter Cold Stress on Feedlot Cattle

January 6, 2022

We often focus on what summer heat stress steals from our feedlot revenue; but we tend to put the blinders on when we try to account for what winter cold […]

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Relentless Heat May Cause Urinary Issues in Beef Cattle

July 26, 2021

This prolonged heat spell is going to lead to some issues even after it breaks. One of those potential issues is urinary calculi. This condition is more frequent in males […]

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Feedlot Evaluation: How Does your Feedlot Rate?

June 1, 2021

Anyone feeding cattle right now is feeling the tight margins due to input costs rising and market prices not following. Whether we should place cattle in the near term is […]

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Warm Weather and Flies: Options for your Herd

March 22, 2021

Warm weather is right around the corner and it is time to start thinking about fly control. Cattlemen are well-aware that as the seasons change, so must their management strategies. […]

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Spring Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle

March 3, 2021

In a recent Feedlot magazine article, the concept of a Spring Feeding Frenzy was highlighted. It is a good reminder about what will be happening in the next few months. […]

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Feeding Cattle during Calving Time in the Midwest

February 25, 2021

Calving time brings forth a lot of anticipation. Anticipating a new calf crop, a renew of faith in new life, and anticipation of some headaches as well. While we all […]

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Nutrition for calving periods: What’s in your toolbox?

January 22, 2021

Article originally written for and published by Progressive Cattle. It doesn’t seem like it’s that time, yet here we are in the new year and the freshness of new birth […]

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