As a retired small-animal Army veterinarian, Dale Williamson wasn’t comfortable fielding questions about expected progeny differences (EPDs) and genetic testing for cattle. Those questions kept coming his way, even though he didn’t know how to read bull data, let alone… Continue reading
By: Katie Allen
A K-State livestock economist talks value of gain projections for feeder cattle in the coming months, as well as nationwide beef herd expansion.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The current environment for the beef industry includes a limited supply… Continue reading
By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist
Our thinking needs to move to the bulls in the herd because it is the time to
start worrying. A bull that is not reproductively sound today more than likely
will not be settling cows… Continue reading
By: Katie Allen
Shortening the Breeding and Calving Season
As many cattle producers consider rebuilding their herd, now is the time to think about shortening the breeding and calving season.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Calves born in the first… Continue reading
By: Ron Plain
COLUMBIA, Mo.– Record cattle prices have caused a large uptick in beef prices at the grocery store.
University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain says those prices are likely to continue.
Live-weight steers reached $130… Continue reading
Net Present Value of Beef Replacement Females – New Decision Tool Now Available on Ag Decision Maker
By: Patrick Gunn, ISU Extension Cow-Calf Specialist
Before decisions regarding purchasing or retaining replacement females are made, producers may want to consider the economic value of a replacement entering the herd. One way to analyze this investment is to calculate the… Continue reading