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Rolling The Dice On Early Or Late Calving

The number of variables affecting profit on cattle ranches is staggering and most are circumstances we can do nothing about. We can’t control weather, insects, exchange rates, market prices, foreign trade, commercial inputs, government regulations, grain prices, new machinery costs, fluctuating cycles or unmotivated politicians. About the only issue in which cattlemen can exercise control […] Read more

Here’s an idea for those who don’t want to skin a calf

— Stan Harder DEAD CALF DISPOSAL As novice producers we maintained our pattern of trial and error in searching for the best method of death loss management in our cattle herd. Some producers had no problem enduring the agony of a cow bellowing until her voice seized from overuse, or watching her run along and […] Read more