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Beef Cattle

Throughout the years of looking at soil test reports, it’s become apparent that when fertilizer is in short supply and expensive, for many, one of the first places we look to economize is the hayfield. Unfortunately, this is seldom a viable solution. Much like with the cattle we manage, we can’t starve profit into a hayfield. This week we dig deeper into managing the hayfield in times of expensive or limited supplies of fertilizer.

Articles week of November 17 include:

  • Can I afford to fertilize my hay?
  • Reduce Forage Losses During Winter Feeding
  • A Basic Approach to Winter Supplementation of the Beef Cow Herd
  • Interpretation and Use of Expected Progeny Differences
  • Rising Food Prices and Beef Demand

Optimism is growing that the tighter supply of cattle and calves and continued strong demand will take markets to higher levels in the coming months. This week we take a closer look at alternatives for how those who share that optimism might capture some of that anticipated market gain. And, with Thanksgiving approaching, Christine Gelley digs deeper into her daughter’s “Gratitude Scavenger Hunt”

Articles week of November 10 include:

  • Observing an Attitude of Gratitude
  • Fall Grazing Thoughts
  • Punch your feed ticket
  • Expected Progeny Differences and their Accuracy
  • The Decision to Retain at Weaning During the Fall Calf Run
  • Fed Cattle Market Dynamics Appear to be Changing

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