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KSUBeef.org: Your resource for beef information

 

March "Beef Tips" is now online

 

The 2018 Cattlemen’s Day report is available online.


SPRING BREEDING – K-State cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber talks about readying the herd for the spring breeding season:  he covers pre-breeding nutrition and mineral supplementation for cows and heifers, conducting  breeding soundness examinations for bulls, and vaccination protocols ahead of breeding time


 

 


 

Tally Time: Management Minder outlines your production year

Technology has been developed that makes many things in our lives much easier. Some of you may remember when you were the “remote control” when your Dad was watching TV. Now, new homes have heating, alarm and lighting systems throughout that can be controlled remotely with a smart phone. Cattle producers use electronic IDs to automate many data collection activities. Computer applications seem to only be limited by our imagination.

Our beef extension educational efforts have often pointed out timely management topics. For example, now is the time to sample harvested forages and get an analysis of the quality. Some of those items would relate to time of year, while others would depend on the individual operation’s calving and breeding dates. So, while those suggestions are timely for most (we hope), they certainly do not fit everyone.

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Focus Areas

The K-State beef extension team strives to address all phases of beef production from "farm to fork".