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How low to go when selecting bulls for birth weight

January 24, 2020

As producers select their bull battery for the upcoming breeding season, one question that may come to mind is how low is too low when selecting bulls for birth weight. There isn’t a rancher out...


Newborn calf losses impact bottom line

January 17, 2020

With input costs on the rise, producers need to be diligent about saving every baby calf they can. “For every baby calf you save that could have weaned 550 pounds, if that calf dies, the...


Cattlemen chasing more milk traits may be leaking profit

January 10, 2020

Producers selecting beef cattle for milk may be throwing away more than they are gaining, according to a University of Nebraska animal nutritionist. Travis Mulliniks told cattlemen during the University of Nebraska Gudmundsen Sandhills open...






Crossbreeding cattle adds value for ranchers

December 13, 2019

The process of crossbreeding cattle is similar to having good intentions, according to a beef extension specialist at the University of Idaho Twin Falls Research and Extension Center. Brenton Glaze told cattle producers during the...



Higher calf prices may be on the horizon for 2020

December 6, 2019

A shrinking calf crop and strong consumer demand may trigger a push upward in calf prices starting in 2020, according to a senior economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center. Jim Robb told cattlemen during...



Backgrounding savvy increases gains in calves

November 22, 2019

With no two production systems the same, producers may have to explore what works for them when backgrounding calves. Most producers hate to sell at today’s prices, so many are looking at the possibility of...



Feed testing helpful in controlling costs

November 8, 2019

By investing in a $30 feed test, producers may be able to reduce their feed costs by $600 for every 100 cows in their herd. With forage supplies predicted to be tight this winter, producers...



6th Annual Crawford Cattle Call adds goat roping to lineup

October 25, 2019

The sixth Annual Crawford Cattle Call is coming up on Nov. 2, 2019. This year’s lineup features a goat roping contest, in addition to several other activities, all in downtown Crawford, Neb. Event coordinator Samantha...