Date: Sep 29 2023Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Nutrition & Post Weaning & Targeting the Brand
Expert guidance from Dusty Abney at Cargill Animal Nutrition shares essential strategies for optimizing cattle nutrition during droughts, leading to healthier herds and increased profitability in challenging conditions.
Date: Sep 29 2023Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Nutrition & Post Weaning
Understanding what constitutes value takes an understanding of beef quality and yield thresholds that result in premiums and/or discounts. Generally, packers look for cattle that will garner a high quality grade and have excellent red meat yield, but realistically very few do both exceptionally well.
Date: Oct 05 2021Big Thinkers & Forage Management & Nutrition & Sustainability
Sustainability is a hot topic of conversation, but the folks at Bradley 3 Ranch make it tangible with 60+ years of continual progress. Their work in developing the land, cattle and water have turned what was once called a ‘wasteland’ into a ranching outfit worthy of recognition. B3R is our 2021 Sustainability Award winner.
Date: Sep 22 2021Forage Management & Heifer Development & News Release & Nutrition & Sustainability
Before there were fences and farms in the Panhandle, stirrup high grasses owned the land. With time, they have dwindled to near extinction. And with time again, they’re resurrecting. Nothing is a one-year thought process. Just like building a fence, they determine whether their decisions will last the next 50 years.
Date: Sep 21 2018Feeding Quality Forum & News Release & Nutrition
Vitamins are essential in keeping cattle healthy year-round. Past price spikes have producers looking at savings along with concerns about source and efficacy over time. Jeff Heldt, with Micronutrients Intellibond, explored cost-effective vitamin and mineral strategies.
Date: Jul 01 2017Health & Nutrition & On Target
This time of year, you probably spend more time observing than working cattle. Calving is complete and bulls have been turned out with the spring herd. Fall calves are weaned and grass cattle are moving through pastures.
Date: Sep 25 2013Cattle Feeding & Feeding Quality Forum & News Release & Nutrition
Paying the feed bill has cleaned out bank accounts faster than Jesse James in recent years, as high corn prices left cattlemen everywhere looking for the cheapest, most efficient alternatives. Answering that search, Galen Erickson shared research results and insight on distillers grains at the Feeding Quality Forums in Omaha, Neb., and Garden City, Kan., in August. As of late summer, the ethanol byproducts were selling at near corn prices. Many cattlemen responded by cutting back or removing it, but Erickson, feedlot Extension specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said that could be a mistake.