Recent Blog Posts

  • Backgrounding: Is there potential for profits this year?

    December 15, 2016
    To see this original blog post, please click here. The beef industry is segmented with most cow-calf producers marketing their calves at weaning or started feeders to either stocker grazers or finishing feedlots.
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  • It’s all in the plan; tips to avoid single trait selection

    December 1, 2016
    To see this origina blog post, please click here. The ability to focus intently is often a worthwhile and productive tool for one seeking improvement.
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  • How Good Is Your Hay?

    November 15, 2016
    To read the original article, please click here. Everyone should have inventoried, sampled and tested each lot of hay by now. Regardless if you market your hay or use it yourself, a forage inventory complete with quality tests is essential to making informed decisions.
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  • Breaking The Cornstalk Grazing Myths

    November 1, 2016
    To view original blog, please click here. About 20 years of University of Nebraska research shows that cornstalk grazing can actually increase soybean yields the following year, and has little or no impact on corn crops.
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  • 9 things to include in your ag lease (that you better have in writing)

    October 15, 2016
    To see this orginal blog post, please check here. It’s a time-honored tradition in the cattle business that a man is as good as his word and a handshake seals the deal. And in some instances, that’s still a common practice from cattle deals to grazing and hunting leases.
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  • 5 Management Steps to Boost Calf Performance & Profit

    October 1, 2016
    To see the original blog post, please see here. Producing and selling a healthy, heavy, high-quality calf should be the goal of all beef producers.
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  • Caring for Newborn Calves

    September 1, 2016
    Cattle may seem hardy, but newborn calves can be weak and delicate, and proper care in the first few hours of their lives will greatly improve survival rates and the overall health of newborns.
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  • Preweaning Processing of Calves

    August 15, 2016
    For more information and to read the full blog, please click here.
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  • Creep Feeding Beef Calves

    August 1, 2016
    Creep feeding is the term used when we choose to feed animal offspring (calves) supplemental feed without allowing the animal adults (cows) access to the supplemental feed.
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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    July 15, 2016
    Whether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.
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