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Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle
These proceedings summarize historical and current research on the physiological processes of the estrous cycle, procedures for synchronizing estrus and ovulation, and the proper application of these systems for artificial ...
Buying Vs. Raising Replacement Heifers
When deciding on the best strategy for replacing heifers, beef cattle producers should weigh several factors. This publication discusses several such issues, including current and future market prices; herd size; pastures, ...
Seven Management Techniques that Move Cow-Calf Producers towards Profitability
Most cow-calf producers don't generate a positive return to equity for the efforts they put forth. The cow-calf sector of the cattle industry is among the most heavily subsidized in agriculture--it is subsidized by ...
Biosecurity for Beef Cattle Operations
Biosecurity in the beef cattle industry involves understanding disease transmission and animal immunity, and then establishing a sound program for disease prevention. This publication explains general biosecurity practices.
Break-even Costs for Cow/Calf Producers
Calculating the break-even costs of production can help cow/calf producers make better management decisions for the current year or for the near future. This publication explains how to figure break-even costs.
Estimating Grazeable Acreage for Cattle
Research using cattle fitted with GPS collars has shed light on how cattle behave in response to different landscape features such as brush, rock cover, slope, water, forage and grazing land accessibility. This publication ...
Producing and Marketing High-Value Calves
With production costs increasing and calf prices remaining fairly stable, cow-calf producers are searching for ways to add value to calves and make their operations more profitable. In this publication readers will learn ...
Retained Ownership Strategies for Cattlemen
Retained ownership, or market integration, involves carrying over a production activity into the next phase of preparation for the marketplace. This publication discusses the advantages associated with this production and ...
Hedging Cattle with an LRP Policy
Livestock Risk Protection policies offer price risk insurance to cattle producers. Hedging with an LRP policy is one way to secure an acceptable price now for a commodity that will be produced or marketed some time in the future.
Avoiding Calving Problems
Calving difficulty, or dystocia, is influenced largely by genetics and the age of the dam. The main cause of calving problems is heavy birthweight. Solutions include selecting the right bull and mating it to properly ...