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Ten Ways to Run More Cows on the Same Grass
With pasture shrinking and cows needed to be added to the national herd, a South Dakota expert gives ranchers ten ways to make their grass go further. ...
Motivating Cattle Employees Through Respecting Psychological Needs
As well as negative and positive reinforcement, a packing company figurehead recommends five simple steps to motivating staff for efficient work. ...
Cattle on Feed for 20 Days Longer Than 2014
The number of days that cattle are on feed has increased since grain prices slumped in 2014, but what impact has this had on economics and meat quality? Larry Corah, consultant for Certified Angus Beef LLC, explains....
Comparing Bulls Finished on Grass With Concentrates to Indoor Intensive Bull Finishing
Finishing late-maturing, spring born bulls on grazing after winter can reduce production costs but intensive feeding is required. ...
How Much do Horns Grow Through the Feedlot Phase?
Even with polled genetics increasing, horned cattle still raise welfare issues, a Kansas State University study has shown. ...
Growth Implants in Beef: Beef Ambassador Analysis
As the cattle industry strives for efficiency, growth technologies are one way to minimise consumption of important resources in producing each kilo of beef. ...
How to Manage Summer Heat Stress in Feedlot Cattle
Sprinklers and tarpaulin shades are two ways one Nebraska feedlot is managing the summer heat. ...
Create the Right Calf to Capture Value
Cattle are in short supply but quality is as important as ever, according to a US Angus industry figurehead. ...
How to Forage Test and Assess Feed Quality
Forage testing is critical to know what you are feeding to optimise rations for specie, age and production stage. ...
Getting the Right Cattle Nutrition and Health When Receiving Feedlot Placements
Ensuring calves are well set up for their time in the feedlot is always vital on animal well-being grounds but is particularly economically important given current higher feeder prices. ...
What Is Cold to a Cow?
US - Cows in good condition will need their ration increasing in energy density by one per cent every degree Fahrenheit below the lower critical temperature, US beef producers have been told as a rule of thumb....
Behind the Best Scottish Beef Farm of 2014
By focusing on the commercial side of the business and producing top notch cattle, a Scottish family farm has achieved national honours....
Higher Cattle Market Volatility: What Does This Mean?
Producers know too well that cattle prices have been soaring at record levels, but how does this look as we say farewell to 2014?...
Listen Up Youngsters: Target Consumer Demands
US - Listen to consumers and they will tell you what to produce, and at the moment it is quality....
Heavier Weights: Is There a Problem?
Cattle are getting progressively heavier, which is great from a productivity angle but can cause a headache for restaurants. ...
 
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