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Rural landowners are often interested in raising livestock to slaughter for personal consumption, local marketing or for normal commodity markets. There are several options producers can use to finish cattle, ranging from finishing completely on forages to conventional drylot programs using … Read more

After a tough couple weeks in February, it is looking a lot more like spring in Kentucky. Spring means stocker operators are looking to place calves on pasture for summer and is the time of ye… Read more

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Winter wheat is used for grain-only, forage-only or dual-purpose systems targeting cattle grazing and grain production. In the Southern Plains, stocker producers interested in grazing winter w… Read more

This fall has provided us with another dry spell. The recent hurricane provided small amounts of precipitation to the Commonwealth, but much less than originally forecasted. Randomly selecting… Read more

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By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Winter wheat is used for grain-only, forage-only or… Read more

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BY DR. JOE RODER, DIRECTOR, CATTLE TECHNICAL SERVICES AT HUVEPHARMA, INC. (U.S.) Management upon arrival can turn risk into reward… Read more

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Courtesy of vitaferm.com For cow-calf producers who spring calve, now seems like a logical time to market weaned calves. You’ve… Read more

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By: Matthew Diersen, Risk & Business Management Specialist, Ness School of Management & Economics, South Dakota State University Large rainfall… Read more

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By: Heather Smith Thomas Bloat is a common problem in ruminants, if they can’t get rid of extra gas produced… Read more

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By: Wesley Moore, Beef Technical Specialist, Cargill Animal Nutrition Optimal gain for the stocker/backgrounder segment is difficult to discuss because… Read more

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Courtesy of: Michigan State University Extension One challenge this year is wondering whether the corn crop will mature before frost… Read more