The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Liver Abscesses: The unseen profit thief
    “Even though cattle producers can’t tell by looking if cattle have liver abscesses, the problem is certainly visible at the packing plant and in lost profit opportunities.”
  • The cost of late calvers
     Late calvers - the cows that drag out the calving season, may cost producers more than extra work and management, they may actually be costing dollars.
  • Mythbusters: Debunking 4 cattle mineral misconceptions
    “By skipping mineral supplementation, you may be skipping out on performance and profit potential,” says Kent Tjardes, Ph.D. and cattle consultant with Purina Animal Nutrition
  • Getting the most out of oat pasture
    Many people are trying oat pasture this spring. The potential seems great, but you may be disappointed if you don’t graze it right.
  • Rausch Herefords: 5 things we’ve learned in the last 10 years
    For Rausch Herefords of Hoven, S.D. the family-owned Hereford cattle operation, efforts to raise superior quality animals continues while embracing change. 
  • 5 Things I Can't Do Without During Branding
    Les Shaw recently gave The Cattle Business Weekly his 5 must-haves for a successful Shaw Ranch branding.
  • 6 beef feed apps to make cattle feeding smarter
    oday’s cattle producers are embracing technology and bringing their laptops and smartphones into the dry lot, pasture, and barn. 
  • BovaGen: New facility offers expanded technology for IVF
    These progressive procedures offer a way for owners to generate the highest quality cattle herd from the genetics of their animals.
  • Evaluate pasture rental rates before renewing contract
    With the current status of agricultural markets, you may be wondering if you are overpaying or receiving the appropriate income for rental grazing resources.
  • Don’t let cows fall victim to the spring nutrient gap

    Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.

    Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.Short grass can shortchange freshly calved cows at their time of greatest need.


    Short grass can shortchange freshly calved cows at their time of greatest need.


    Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.

  • New grazing app out
    When setting the stocking rate, knowing the carrying capacity of the pasture is critical.
  • Is the Brucellosis Vaccination Still a good idea?
    If most brucellosis vaccination requirements are no longer in effect, why should cattle producers continue to make the effort?  
     
  • Grazing alternatives to paying high grass prices
    Pasture rent in Nebraska is becoming a hard pill to swallow for cattlemen.
  • Improving stocker gain
     There are several strategies for improving stocker gain.
  • It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of first-calf heifers experience calving difficulties.
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