When feedlot operators collect data with specific goals in mind, rather than for the sake of more data, they will see their cattle’s health, performance and carcass characteristics improve and profit margins grow.Read More
Managing for carcass quality
Improving our understanding of how different feeds impact fat deposition in cattle at different stages of their lives will lead to higher-quality carcasses and better producer profitability.Read More
What data is required for herd management decisions?
When data collection is a priority on the ranch, producers are better able to implement the most profitable practices.Read More
Timing of weaning: How should we think about it?
If producers are weaning calves based on a date on the calendar, they might be overlooking just how much leverage they have to control costs simply with the timing of weaning.Read More
8 ways to make spring processing easier
The right preparation, equipment and help can make spring processing less stressful for animals and people.Read More
Managing shrink losses in marketing efforts
Pre-sale weight loss is often a largely ignored or misunderstood concept of marketing. While some aspects are out of a producer’s control, others can be affected by management practices, negotiation tactics, scheduling, feeding, low-stress handling and preconditioning.Read More
Best practices for training herding dogs
Well-trained dogs can be a great help when working cattle, but underprepared dogs and people can turn things sideways quickly. Putting the necessary work into training your dog can make all the difference.Read More
Precision animal management: What is it and how can it help you?
Thanks to new technologies, producers can manage cattle more precisely and efficiently. Learn how to apply precision animal management practices on your operation.Read More
Proper stocking rate as a drought resiliency tool
Once a ranch determines the feed requirements of its cows and the carrying capacity of its land, drought becomes a much more manageable challenge to navigate.Read More
7 calving season safety tips to keep in mind
Producers can make calving season more safe and less stressful by reviewing calving basics, gathering all necessary supplies and getting their facilities in shape.Read More