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March "Beef Tips" is now online
The 2018 Cattlemen’s Day report is available online.
Check out this video featuring K-State Beef Veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff and K-State Livestock Specialist Joel DeRochey as they discuss better management practices during winter months.
Don’t miss the Winter Ranch Management Series. Listen to some topic highlights below
Calf Health Care
K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff discusses health management of newborn calves, as the spring calving season has commenced...he talks about colostrum intake and when a producer should intervene if that isn't happening, and about administering fluid treatments for calf scours.
K-State livestock specialist Sandy Johnson offers some guidelines for cow-calf producers to consider in analyzing their herd profitability status, with an emphasis on managing feed costs by using production and economic benchmarks....she'll be addressing this topic at the series of Winter Ranch Management Seminars that K-State will be hosting next week.
Cow Mineral Supplementation (part 1): K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about mineral supplementation strategies for the beef cow herd, which are guided by several factors, including cow condition as well as feed and forage type and availability...she looks at matching the mineral selection to herd needs.
Cow Mineral Supplementation (part 2): K-State's Jaymelynn Farney continues her discussion on mineral supplementation strategies for the beef cow herd...he talks about the newer forms of mineral administration available to the cow-calf producer, including the injectable products.
Beef Calving Prep
"K-State Today" for Jan. 3, 2018: K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff goes over several factors for cow-calf producers to consider ahead of the upcoming calving season...topics that will be addressed and demonstrated at the series of K-State Calving Schools around Kansas over the next three weeks.
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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- Feed & Water
- Reproduction & Genetics
- Cost of Production & Marketing
- Employee Management
The K-State beef extension team strives to address all phases of beef production from "farm to fork".