The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Don’t let cows fall victim to the spring nutrient gap

    Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.

    Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.Short grass can shortchange freshly calved cows at their time of greatest need.


    Short grass can shortchange freshly calved cows at their time of greatest need.


    Providing adequate nutrition helps cows stay in condition, which can in turn help cows get rebred. Rebreeding success will determine the number of calves you’ll have the following year and how much those calves weigh.

  • New grazing app out
    When setting the stocking rate, knowing the carrying capacity of the pasture is critical.
  • Is the Brucellosis Vaccination Still a good idea?
    If most brucellosis vaccination requirements are no longer in effect, why should cattle producers continue to make the effort?  
     
  • Grazing alternatives to paying high grass prices
    Pasture rent in Nebraska is becoming a hard pill to swallow for cattlemen.
  • Improving stocker gain
     There are several strategies for improving stocker gain.
  • It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of first-calf heifers experience calving difficulties.
  • With calving season here, it might be helpful to examine five common myths surrounding calving time.
  • Potential for more yearlings feasible option for Nebraska producers
    Yearlings may be one of the most under-utilized cattle enterprises in Nebraska. With an abundance of irrigated cornfields and ethanol plants, Nebraska is an ideal location to run yearlings, producers say.
  • Trending now: Bull infertility insurance coverage is on the rise
    With tighter market prices seen in the cow/calf sector, producers that need to make seedstock purchases might want to consider insurance to help stretch their purchasing dollar.
  • Spring Calving Herd: things to do now

    A list of things to consider over the next few months heading into spring calving.


  • Potential use of vaccination in response to an FMD outbreak
    Foot and Mouth Disease is the most important disease restricting global trade of animals and animal products, and presents the greatest economic threat to U.S. animal agriculture, with devastating economic impacts extending far beyond animal agriculture.
  • Nutrient value of annual forages left standing through the winter
    The interesting result about these forages was how minimal the quality changed over the winter.
  • Cattle producers need to take extra precautions with net wrap
    Net wrap does not degrade like sisal and biodegradable twine.
  • Colder than average weather predicted for January - March
    According to the latest climate outlook released Dec. 15 by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), climatologists predict colder than average temperatures throughout the winter in South Dakota.
  • It’s estimated that the cattle industry loses about $3 billion each year in lost weight gains, poor feed conversion and increased disease because of internal parasites.

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