Category : Research

Mythbusters, Research
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A cow is a cow is a cow….BULL

Mythbuster Monday talks variation If you have kids or pets, it shouldn’t be that hard to disprove this morning’s myth. You know that two people, or animals—even with the same lineage—can be as different as night and day. (Quick example: At 2 ½, my oldest will talk the ear off a stranger, while my 1-year-old […]

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Make calving season (and beyond) a breeze, Part II

It takes time to build a good relationship — time, trust and technique. Yesterday, in Part I of “Making calving season a breeze,” we talked about how important it is to develop those good relationships early in an animal’s life. It starts with putting in some extra time, but Dr. Tom Noffsinger had a few more […]

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Hot topics, Research
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Start early to make calving season a breeze, Part I

I’ll start this post by getting one thing clear: I am NOT a morning person. I never have been. My family knows this better than anyone, which is why it shocked me so much to receive a 6 a.m. phone call from my father the other day. He called just to chat – it was […]

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Feedlots must focus on efficiency, grade

You recently met Gary Fike, our beef cattle specialist from Kansas. His counterpart and partner in feedlot focus is Paul Dykstra, who resides in Chappell, Neb. He’s our local guru on beef grading trends, and he’s certainly got a way with numbers that could make any economist blush. Enjoy!  – Laura My recent feedlot visits […]

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