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Fetal Programming Update

Producers are aware of the complexities of beef cattle production as they attempt to efficiently manage their cow herds throughout adverse environmental conditions. From breeding to end product, [...]

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The Story Behind Antibiotic Stewardship on Your Operation

Telling your story – your side of the story – is not a new idea, but it has become more widely adopted in the agriculture community over the last few years. Farmers, ranchers and veterinarians [...]

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Windbreaks – a Worthy Investment

“For every $1 invested in a livestock windbreak, a beef cow producer realizes $7 in return,” says Doak Nickerson, northwest district forester for the Nebraska Forest Service. Weather is an [...]

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Beef Producer Safety Principles

The range of safety practices for beef producers covers many areas. Among the key principles for staying safe around livestock are the prevention of slips, trips and falls and protecting your [...]

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Risk Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Operations

This year has been anything but low key in west central South Dakota where my wife and I, along with our two children, operate our cow-calf, stocker-backgrounder and custom grazing enterprises. [...]

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Marketing Opportunities Abound Through Breed Associations

Whether it’s third-party verification, registered hybrid genetics or branded beef programs, breed associations are offering commercial producers numerous opportunities to meet consumer demand for [...]

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Let’s Talk Health Insurance Options

Insurance … everyone’s least favorite topic, including mine. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about property and casualty or health insurance, I think we all agree that there are a million [...]

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Savvy Feed Storage

How Smart Storage Options Can Help Maintain Feed Quality Like many areas across the country, Nebraska has seen a vast range of rainfall from the northwest to the southeast in 2021. Feed prices [...]

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The Role of Natural Gas in February’s Power Shortages

Energy is an ever-growing topic in agriculture, especially after the power shortages producers experienced in the February 2021 Winter Storm “Uri.” “The Complicated Issue of Power” was outlined [...]

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Focusing on Efficiency to Help Offset Rising Feed Costs

This year’s increasing and volatile corn prices have producers and cattle feeders watching every penny – and every kernel – in an effort to improve feed efficiency and profitability. Pablo Loza, [...]

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