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The Hot Air Around Methane

Dr. Darren Henry – Beef cattle nutritionist It is not difficult to find somebody talking about methane these days. Simply turn on the TV, open your computers to your news affiliate of choice, or log into most any social media platform. Everyone has an opinion about CH4, and that is…
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Tough Conversations

Jason Duggin – Extension Specialist The topic of cow size could lead to some tough conversations on our operations. Cow inputs account for most of an operation’s expenses on a per head basis. With that in mind, this article will take look at cow weights and how they might affect…
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Free Online Tool to Help Producers Incorporate Artificial Insemination in Beef Herds

Dr. Pedro Fontes – Reproductive Physiologist Several different protocols are currently available to synchronize beef females and producers are often overwhelmed with the complicated terminology and large numbers of protocols. To overcome the challenges associated with the selection of an estrus synchronization protocol, Extension personnel across the U.S. developed different…
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A Basic Approach to Winter Supplementation of the Beef Cow Herd

Dr. Francine Henry – Beef Cattle Nutritionist Winter supplementation of energy and protein are crucial to maximize the herd’s performance. Fall-calving herds are typically near peak lactation this time of the year meaning that cows are at their greatest nutrient requirements. In this article, Dr. Francine Henry discusses important concepts…
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Adding Value to the Calf Crop Through Reproductive Technology

Pedro L. P. Fontes – Reproductive Physiologist – Cow-calf producers have traditionally struggled to capture value when marketing calves with superior genetics for terminal traits. However, today, this scenario is changing. Cattlemen that produce genetically superior calves that will perform well in the feedlot and produce superior carcasses can take…
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Managed Grazing from a Distance

Jennifer Tucker, Assistant Professor – Beef Nutrition and Forage Management As the face of the American farmer changes, so do some of the methodologies, technologies, and results.  This is no different for the young cattlemen trying to get started in the business or starting new roots away from the family…
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Video: A Look at Ultrasound Scanning for Carcass Traits

Dr. Pringle scanned the bulls at the Calhoun Bull Evaluation on October 15th. This information is primarily used by purebred cattle producers to better understand carcass trait genetics in their herds. The data is submitted to a lab for processing and then on to the respective breed association to be…
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