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Top Ten Beef Features of 2015

29 December 2015

This year's most popular articles about beef production are centred around efficiency and health. Click on the links below to find out more.

1. Ten Ways to Run More Cows on the Same Grass

With pasture shrinking and cows needed to be added to the national herd, a South Dakota expert gives ranchers ten ways to make their grass go further. 

2. 13 Indicators of Profit: Taking Business Applications to the Farm

Texans are embracing key performance indicators (KPIs) to drive profit on their cattle operation - 13 is lucky for some. 

3. When to Intervene During Calving

When it comes to success at calving, there are some things beyond the farmers control, writes a Kentucky veterinarian. 

4. Tips for Managing New Bulls After Purchase

The purchase of a bull represents a major investment and regardless of price, the purchasing farmer invests trust and faith in the bull. So how can farmers ensure the bull lives up to these expectations?

5. Don't Forget Early Gestation: The Importance of Nutrition to Programming Calves

Early gestation nutrition is critical in setting up calves for a productive life, according to this research summary by Canada's Ontario ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs team.

6. How to Make Quality Hay: Understand How it Dries

Don't be fooled - delaying harvest will sacrifice forage quality, warns an Ohio forage expert. 

7. Horn Fly in Cattle: Risks and Control

Horn flies on cattle become an increasing problem at this time of year, and this article from Rachel Endecott at Montana State University Extension gives some tips on how to protect your herd. 

8. What Farms Make Money? Three Common Denominators

What makes a farm profitable? A farm management expert draws on experience gained from working within five land grant universities. 

9. Want Free Land? Use Animal Impact to Increase Productivity

Saskatchewan cattle producer, Neil Dennis is sometimes called an “Extreme Grazer”, and there’s no doubt that he is Western Canada’s foremost expert on high-stock density grazing, writes Angela Lovell.

10. What Minerals Do My Beef Cows Need?

Meeting cow macro and micro mineral requirements is something that takes planning - you sometimes don't know when you're doing wrong. 

Alice Mitchell

Alice Mitchell
News Team - Editor



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