Historical results have shown docile cattle tend to perform better in the feedyard. But could the performance woes of flighty cattle be overcome with a change in diet?
We know docility is moderately heritable, so the trait can be moved… Continue reading
As cattle producers wean their fall calves or make plans for their spring calves, they have some decisions to make. Keeping those calves after weaning for a backgrounding phase is an option.
Producers are aware that as the calves’ average… Continue reading
Setting a stocking rate is one of the most important decisions that ranchers or
land managers make.
The stocking rate is the number of specific kinds and classes of animals grazing
or using a unit of land for a specific… Continue reading
By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist
The primary function of markets is to figure out what gets produced and what resources are used to accomplish that production. While broader supply and demand forces… Continue reading
By: Kayla Jentz, Filament
Shoreview, Minn. [March 2, 2017] – Did you know that just a few adult flies can quickly populate to 4,000 flies or more per animal? Pesky horn flies can become prolific in spring.… Continue reading
By: Dr. Andrew Griffith, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
There are good cattle producers and there are bad cattle producers. However, there is one producer in the business that has no room for being a bad… Continue reading