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Replacement Heifer Selection Replacement Heifer Selection - Articles
A costly, but extremely important, feature of the cow-calf herd is the selection and development of replacement heifers. More
Considerations for Retained Ownership of Feeder Cattle Considerations for Retained Ownership of Feeder Cattle - Articles
Retaining ownership of feeder cattle beyond the traditional time of sale at or near weaning is an option some cow-calf producers may consider. More
Crossbreeding is a Good Idea
Crossbreeding is a Good Idea - Articles Articles
Crossbreeding is a good idea because heterosis is free money. More
Early Weaning Calves
Early Weaning Calves - Articles Articles
Early weaning calves will be an effective management tool for many breeders and will improve subsequent performance of the cow herd. More
Calving Season Preparation
Calving Season Preparation - Articles Articles
After baling hay and fighting snow to feed the cows, a dead calf can be a frustrating and costly result. Preparation and timely action will help make a successful calving season. More
Beef Cattle in feedlot
Feeding Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Feeding Beef Cattle

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

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

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

Production of high-quality dairy-beef is relatively new to the beef industry and depends almost entirely on Holstein bull calves. More
Beef calf
Beef Cow-Calf Production - Articles Articles

Beef Cow-Calf Production

H. Louis Moore, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

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
Healthy pastures are the first step to weed management.
Weed Management in Pastures - Articles Articles
The best approach to weed control is the integrated approach. Keeping pastures healthy is the first step. 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
Weaning Calves to reduce stress
The Delicate Art of Weaning Calves - Articles Articles
Weaning calves can be a traumatic event for calves, but if done correctly, can be a lucrative management tool. More
Enhancing Reproduction
Added Fat in the Ration of Beef Cows to Enhance Reproduction - Articles Articles
Evidence suggests that the addition of limited fat supplements to the diet of beef cows prior to breeding will enhance reproduction. More
Custom Feeding Cattle
Custom Feeding Cattle - Articles Articles
For those with the facilities, feedstuffs, and management expertise, custom feeding cattle is an excellent risk management tool. More