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Adapted from John Herrick, Iowa State University, Extension Veterinarian
Cold Stress and Beef Cattle - Articles Articles
Be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately in cold weather. The cold, wet and wind of winter weather present a different set of challenges. More
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis - Articles Articles
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means. More
Understanding Beef Carcass Yields and Losses During Processing
Understanding Beef Carcass Yields and Losses During Processing - Articles Articles
Understanding the factors involved in estimating the amount of beef derived from the live animal will assist cattle producers who directly market their beef. More
Urea in Beef Cattle Rations
Urea in Beef Cattle Rations - Articles Articles

Urea in Beef Cattle Rations

Daniel M. Kniffen

Feed-grade urea can be an effective source of protein in beef cattle diets. More
The Most Valuable Investment in the Beef Herd - The Bull
The Most Valuable Investment in the Beef Herd - The Bull - Articles Articles
This article discusses the decision-making process in buying a bull. More
Reproduction by the Numbers
Reproduction by the Numbers - Articles Articles

Reproduction by the Numbers

Daniel M. Kniffen

This article will highlight some of the “numbers” to be considered to be both reproductively efficient and profitable. More
Minerals for Beef Cows
Minerals for Beef Cows - Articles Articles

Minerals for Beef Cows

Daniel M. Kniffen

Proper mineral nutrition for beef cows contributes to animal performance. Based on analysis the beef industry over feeds minerals. More
Feeding Small Grains to Beef Cattle
Feeding Small Grains to Beef Cattle - Articles Articles
The high price of corn has many cattle feeders investigating the use of alternative small grains in cattle rations. More
Beef Herd Health
Beef Herd Health - Articles Articles

Beef Herd Health

Daniel M. Kniffen

Herd Health is a prime example of “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. More
Supplements for Cows and Steers
Supplements for Cows and Steers - Articles Articles
Find out if you need to supplement your grass hay feed. More
Raising livestock for direct-to-consumer meat sales requires careful record keeping and analysis to determine profitable pricing.
How Much Should You Charge? Pricing Your Meat Cuts - Articles Articles
Pricing meat for direct-to-consumer sales. More
Beef Cattle in feedlot
Feeding Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Feeding Beef Cattle

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

Beef cattle feeding is possible on small and part-time farms, but the cost of feeding drops significantly as the size of the operation increases. More
Dairy Beef
Dairy-Beef Production - Articles Articles

Dairy-Beef Production

Tara L. Felix, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

Production of high-quality dairy-beef is relatively new to the beef industry and depends almost entirely on Holstein bull calves. More
Heat Detection and Timing of Insemination for Cattle
Heat Detection and Timing of Insemination for Cattle - Articles Articles
Topics covered in this publication include information about the bovine estrous cycle, heat detection, optimal timing of insemination, and tools for management. More
Artificial Insemination Technique
Artificial Insemination Technique - Articles Articles

Artificial Insemination Technique

Michael L. O'Connor, Jana L. Peters

This article provides a review for those already familiar with AI technique, emphasizing reproductive anatomy, sanitation, and accuracy of semen deposition. More
Basic Beef Production Guidelines
Basic Beef Production Guidelines - Articles Articles
Raising beef cattle can be a profitable enterprise. However, there are several management skills that each beef producer should have to be successful. More
Beef calf
Beef Cow-Calf Production - Articles Articles

Beef Cow-Calf Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., H. Louis Moore, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

The beef cow-calf business is well adapted to small-scale and part-time farmers who have land suitable for pasture and hay production. More
Beef cattle
Beef Background Production - Articles Articles

Beef Background Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Backgrounding is a beef production system that involves maximal use of pasture and forages from the time calves are weaned until they are placed in a feedlot. More
Black Baldy and calf
Beef Cow Nutrition Before and After Calving - Articles Articles
Supplying adequate nutrition to the cow is critical during the 60 days prior to calving and immediately after calving. More
Grazing cattle may be susceptible to several disorders
Common Diseases of Grazing Beef Cattle - Articles Articles
Includes information on the following diseases: bloat, grass tetany, hardware disease, white muscle disease, and foot rot. More