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Category: Feedlot

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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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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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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Considerations for Winterizing Feedlots

November 5, 2020

An early burst of unexpected winter weather may have left many of us unprepared for colder temperatures.  With a couple of weeks of favorable weather in the forecast, there is […]

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Winter Water Management for Beef Cattle

February 5, 2020

It is estimated that the water requirements of beef cattle remain consistent up to about 40 °F and go up to the point of needing twice the amount of water […]

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Foot health and lameness in feedlot cattle

November 26, 2019

Foot health and lameness in feedlot cattle can have a significant impact on profitability and cattle performance.  While much research has been done on lameness in the dairy industry, there […]

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Beef Cattle Marketing in Uncertain Markets

April 9, 2019

It’s only the beginning of the month and we have already seen a swing in cattle prices. It seems once again where we thought the market was going and where […]

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21 Management Practices to Keep Cattle on Feed During the Heat

July 24, 2017

Summer heat is here and with that comes all the extra work to maintain cattle performance. Aside from using Hydro-Lac® in your feedlot ration, what else do we need to […]

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Bed Pack Management – Thoughts for Consideration

August 2, 2016

As Midwest cattle producers, we are faced with all types of weather conditions. With many producers raising cattle in confinement settings, the weather brings a challenge not only for managing […]

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Finishing Strong: Pre-Harvest Management Strategies

May 12, 2016

We are currently in the thick of our annual climb in U.S. beef production and fed cattle marketings which seasonally begins in April and runs through June. While most producers […]

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Flies: More Than Just a Nuisance for Cattle

March 16, 2016

While the calendar may be telling us there are still a few more days of winter, it’s hard to deny it feels very much like spring across much of the […]

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Stay on CUE to Reach Your Cattle Performance Goals

March 13, 2016

Alternative feeding strategy questions are being asked more and more with the upcoming veterinary feed directive (VFD). Finding ways to proactively manage both health and performance alongside proper feed yard […]

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