By Ben Jensen, Apr 07, 2020
Baleage has become a common term on farms throughout the country, as it is now one of the most popular ways of harvesting and storing feed — but what is baleage?..READ MORE ›
By Daniel Herold, Ph.D., Mar 31, 2020
Since the advent of the ethanol boom in the upper Midwest, distillers grains (also known simply as distillers) have become a staple ingredient in cattle rations. Known to enhance both ration palatability and animal performance, distillers are a natural fit for all classes of cattle, from feedlot to cow/calf production...READ MORE ›
By Josh Stroh, M.S., Feb 11, 2020
I think we can all agree that an open first-calf heifer is a costly “uh-oh” for our bottom line. Getting that heifer to calve the first time by her second birthday can be tough and expensive. After that, it would seem the hard work is done, but not so fast. ..READ MORE ›
By Cadra Van Bibber-Krueger, Ph.D., Dec 17, 2019
Winter is the time of year when cattle most often need additional supplementation to maintain body condition...READ MORE ›
By Daniel Herold, Ph.D., Oct 22, 2019
The priorities and perspectives of both dairy producers and packers will influence the profit potential and success of cattle feeders within the crossbred dairy beef value chain. ..READ MORE ›
By Twig Marston, Ph.D., Aug 15, 2019
In the cattle business, there are few things as rewarding as getting weaned calves and newly arrived feeder cattle off to a good start. The first 30–45 days after weaning and/or commingling can set the tone for calves’ lifelong health, performance and profitability...READ MORE ›
By Angie Golombeski, Ph.D., Jul 16, 2019
It’s no secret that there have been weather-related challenges across much of the U.S. this spring. Due to conditions like excessive snow and cold or relentless rainfall and cloudy days, planting delays have been widespread, causing many to reconsider their seeding decisions if spray and fertilizer weren’t already applied...READ MORE ›
By James Gaspers, Ph.D., Jun 13, 2019

The stocker cattle segment of the beef industry takes young, lightweight, weaned calves and devel..READ MORE ›

By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Apr 23, 2019

Young calves are around 70–75 percent water by bodyweight and must be well-hydrated in order to s..READ MORE ›