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Latest News Articles from the Beef Team

2012  
Feb. 2012 Thoughts on optimizing diet mixing using TMR mixers
by Mr. Jeff Jaderborg
Feb. 2012 Good manure management is good economics and good for the environment
by Dr. Jose A. Hernandez and Dr. William Lazarus
Jan. 2012 Optimizing beef carcass weight through understanding carcass cost of gain
by Dr. Grant Crawford
Jan. 2012 Cold weather considerations for the beef herd
by Mr. Mike Boersma
2011  
Dec. 2011 The benefits of beef in the human diet
by Dr. Ryan Cox
Dec. 2011 The future depends on you-the beef producer
by Dr. Allen Bridges
Nov. 2011 A social experiment: Taking agriculture to the streets
by Ms. Devan Paulus
Nov. 2011 Look at various factors when considering feedlot facility expansion
by Dr. Grant Crawford
Oct. 2011 Quality and yield grade premiums are attractive
by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo
Oct. 2011 Lessons learned from cattle feeding this past year
by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo
Oct. 2011 Grazing cornstalk residue after harvest an option for cows and calves
by Dr. Grant Crawford
Sept. 2011 Marketing the 2011 calf crop for best results
by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo
Sept. 2011 Nutrition and management of newly received cattle
by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo and Dr. Grant Crawford
Sept. 2011 Management and awareness of feed shrink as important as ever when feeding beef cattle
by Dr. Grant Crawford
Aug. 2011 Beef challenges and opportunities abound
in region

by Dr. Ryan Cox
Aug. 2011 Stretch cattle feeding dollar to compensate for high feed prices
by Dr. Grant Crawford
Aug. 2011 Consider harvesting corn earlage for cattle feed this fall
by Dr. Grant Crawford
Aug. 2011 When making critical management decisions, it pays to know!
by Dr. Allen Bridges
July 2011 Consider marketing options for the 2011 calf crop
by Ms. Rhonda Wulf
July 2011 Incorporating alternative feedstuffs into beef feedlot rations
by Dr. Grant Crawford
June 2011 Corn processing method: Could it affect E. coli prevalence in cattle?
by Ms. Devan Paulus
June 2011 Addition of MDGs, glycerin in feed diet does not negatively impact beef quality
by Ms. Kaitlyn McClelland
May 2011 Use of a long-acting combination implant to increase growth and efficiency of feedlot steers
by Ms. Jolene Kelzer
May 2011 The benefits of beef in the human diet
by Dr. Ryan Cox
April 2011 Breeding soundness exam: The cheapest insurance/assurance a producer can buy
by Dr. Allen Bridges
April 2011 New developments in the management of sulfur in beef cattle feedlot diets
by Dr. Grant Crawford
April 2011 Forage testing: As important as ever
by Mr. Mike Boersma
March 2011 Management strategies for annual forages for grazing
by Mr. Russ Mathison and Dr. Ryon Walker
March 2011 The next generation of distillers grains
by Dr. Mark Corrigan and Dr. Grant Crawford
March 2011 U of M conducting study on prevalence of E. coli in Minnesota
by Ms. Jackie Popowski
Feb. 2011 Antibiotics in distillers grains raise some concerns
by Ms. Devan Paulus
Feb. 2011 Managing cold stress in wintering beef cows
by Mr. Jeff Jaderborg
2010  
Dec. 2010 Livestock, meat, and the environment
by Dr. Ryan Cox and Ms. Kaitlyn McClelland
Dec. 2010 Basics of estrous synchronization in beef cattle
by Dr. Allen Bridges
Nov. 2010 Utilizing distillers grains with low fat concentrations in diets for feedlot cattle
by Ms. Jolene Kelzer
Oct. 2010 Impact of body condition on reproductive productivity in beef cattle
by Dr. Allen Bridges
Oct. 2010 Fenceline weaning reduces calf stress
by Mr. Mike Boersma
Sept. 2010 Forage maturity and weather conditions can impact quality
by Ms. Jolene Kelzer and Mr. Russ Mathison
Sept. 2010 Impact of body condition on cow production
by Dr. Ryon Walker
Aug. 2010 New meat cuts provide affordable grilling alternatives
by Dr. Ryan Cox
Aug. 2010 Be on your guard-bloat can still sneak up on you
by Dr. Bethany Funnell
Aug. 2010 Importance of feedlot and carcass data for the beef cow/calf producer
by Dr. Grant Crawford
Aug. 2010 Backgrounding provides opportunities to add value to beef calves after weaning
by Dr. Grant Crawford
June 2010 Ensuring the safety and quality of dairy cull beef
by Dr. Ryan Cox
June 2010 Dairy steers present challenges, opportunities for feedlot producers
by Dr. Grant Crawford
May 2010 Reaching out to the next generation of beef producers
by Dr. Ryon Walker
May 2010 Remaining profitable in the cow/calf business
by Mr. Mike Boersma
April 2010 Importance for crossbreeding in beef industry stressed
by Mr. Jeff Jaderborg
April 2010 Making greener pastures productive
by Mr. Russ Mathison and Dr. Ryon Walker
March 2010 Knowing your production costs: The economics behind the cow
by Dr. Ryon Walker
Feb. 2010 Including glycerol, a byproduct of biodiesel production, in feedlot diets
by Ms. Jolene Kelzer
Jan. 2010 Twin births in beef cattle: Double your pleasure?
by Mr. Carl Dahlen
Jan. 2010 Putting a business plan together for your cow/calf operation
by Mr. Jeff Jaderborg
2009  
Dec. 2009 Tips on controlling parasites in the feedlot
by Dr. Bethany Funnell
Dec. 2009 Beef finishing and the meat processor's dilemma
by Dr. Ryan Cox
Nov. 2009 Spaying heifers-What is it worth?
by Ms. Jolene Kelzer
Nov. 2009 Managing winter cow intake and reducing waste to save money
by Mr. Jeff Jaderborg
Oct. 2009 Beef Team gives tips for parasite control in the cow herd
by Dr. Bethany Funnell
Oct. 2009 Decisions on utilizing distillers grains as a winter feedstuff for beef cattle
by Dr. Grant Crawford
Sept. 2009 Remedies of high sulfur levels in distillers grains
by Ms. Jolene Kelzer
Sept. 2009 Bovine tuberculosis in Minnesota-where will the road take us?
by Dr. Ryon Walker
July 2009 Improving weaning weights without breaking the bank or our backs
by Ms. Valerie Ujazdowski and Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo
June 2009 Spirit of sustainability growing among younger generations
by Dr. Ryan Cox
June 2009 In tough economic times consumers looking to "Beef Value Cuts"
by Dr. Ryan Cox
April 2009 Practical tips on re-establishing winter feeding areas
by Ms. Jolene Kelzer
March 2009 Better understanding grass-fed vs grain-fed beef
by Dr. Ryan Cox
Feb. 2009 Measuring profitability in cow/calf operations
by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo
Feb. 2009 Making preparations for a successful calving season
by Dr. Bethany Funnell
Jan. 2009 Communication of animal welfare key to consumer trust
by Ms. Lori Schott
Jan. 2009 Keys to measuring profitability in the feedlot
by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo
2008  
Dec. 2008 Ethanol production and your food
by Dr. Ryan Cox
Dec. 2008 Effects of cold climate on feedlot cattle
by Alfredo DiCostanzo
Dec. 2008 Reduction in cow size could reduce feed bill
by Dr. Ryon Walker
Nov. 2008 Common sense in the age of beef recalls
by Dr. Ryan Cox
Nov. 2008 Considerations for preg check to help save time, money, labor
by Dr. Bethany Funnell
Sept. 2008 Flexibility of beef helps food service industry through tough economic times
by Ms. Lori Schott and Ms. Paula Waggoner
Aug. 2008 Enhancing profits while managing risk for 2008’s calf crop (pdf)
by Alfredo DiCostanzo
Aug. 2008 Grazing Management 101: Managing your forages (pdf)
by Ryon Walker and Russ Mathison
Aug. 2008 Backgrounding Calves on Grass (pdf)
by Ryon Walker
July 2008 Backgrounding Calves on Cornstalk Residue (pdf)
by Grant Crawford
June 2008 Planning for a Feedlot Expansion (pdf)
by Alfredo DiCostanzo and Grant Crawford
June 2008 Overcoming Pasture “Summer Slump” (pdf)
by Craig Belknap and Grant Crawford
June 2008 Replacement Heifer Development “Stay on Track” (pdf)
by Ryon Walker
June 2008 Record Keeping "It's the COOL thing to do!" (pdf)
by Lori Weddle-Schott
May 2008 Spaying Heifers as a Management Tool (pdf)
by Lori Weddle-Schott and Daryl Meyer
May 2008 Grazing Management 101: Know Your Cattle and Forages (pdf)
by Ryon Walker
May 2008 Are Cattle Warming the Globe? (pdf)
by Lori Weddle-Schott and Paula Waggoner
April 2008 Establishing Winter Feeding Areas for Grazing (pdf)
by Ryon S. Walker and Russ Mathison
Mar. 2008 Beef Cow Ration Balancer available from U of M
by Mike Boersma, University of Minnesota Extension
Mar. 2008 The BUZZ Word: Cattle Biosecurity (pdf)
by Lori Weddle-Schott
Feb. 2008 Factors Related to Consider when Culling Cows from the Herd (pdf)
by G. Cliff Lamb and Guilherme Marquezini
Feb. 2008 Fluid Therapy (pdf)
by Bethany Lovaas
Feb. 2008 Fluid Therapy Keeps Calves Alive (pdf)
by Bethany Lovaas
Feb. 2008 Causes and Prevention of Calf Scours (pdf)
by Bethany Lovaas
Jan. 2008 Colostrum-The First Line of Defense (pdf)
by Bethany Lovaas
Jan. 2008 Managing Replacement Heifers (pdf)
by Ryon Walker
2007  
Dec. 2007 Promoting Beef as a Part of a Healthy Diet and a Healthy Lifestyle (pdf)
by Lori Weddle-Schott
Dec. 2007 Strategies to Deal with High Corn Prices for the Beef Cowherd (pdf)
by Nicolas DiLorenzo and Grant Crawford
Nov. 2007 Managing Feed Costs in Beef Production (pdf)
by Bret Oelke
Oct. 2007 Consider Yeast Culture as a Feed Additive for Growing and Finishing Beef Cattle (pdf)
by Craig R. Belknap and Grant Crawford
Sept. 2007 Identify and Prevent BVD PI’s* (pdf)
by Bethany Lovaas
Aug. 2007 Managing High Sulfur Concentrations in Beef Cattle Feedlot Rations* (pdf)
by Grant Crawford
Aug. 2007 Consumers are Responsible for Beef Safety Too* (pdf)
by Lori Weddle-Schott
July 2007 Managing Cool-Season Perennial Grasses during 'Summer Slump' (pdf)
by Ryon Walker and Paul Peterson
July 2007 Why Wean Early?* (pdf)
by Jamie Larson
July 2007 Managing Heat Stress in Feedlot Cattle* (pdf)
by Grant Crawford
July 2007 Biosecurity on the Farm* (pdf)
by John Shutske
June 2007 Feedlot Environmental Regulations in Minnesota* (pdf)
by Grant Crawford
May 2007 Avoiding Mineral Toxicity in Cattle* (pdf)
by Grant Crawford
Mar. 2007 Bull Fertility and Culling Decisions (pdf)
by Bethany Lovaas
Mar. 2007 Middle of the Calving Season: Think About the Breeding Season (pdf)
by Bethany Lovaas
Jan. 2007 The Current Status of Applied Reproductive Technologies for Beef Cattle (pdf)
by Cliff Lamb
2006  
Dec. 2006

Planning a Carcass Ultrasound Session (pdf)
by Carl Dahlen

Oct. 2006 Meat Quality Counts!*
by Dr. Ron Torell
Oct. 2006 Frozen Vaccines* (pdf)
by Dr.Ron Torell
Oct. 2006 Neosporosis in Beef Cattle* (pdf)
by Lori Weddle-Schott
Sept. 2006 Age & Source Verification for Cow-Calf Producers* (pdf)
by Dr. John B. Hall
Sept. 2006 BVD in the Feedlot, Part I* (pdf)
by Bethany Lovaas
Sept. 2006 On-Farm Composting 101* (pdf)
by Dr. Mindy Spiehs
July 2006 What Can You Do on Your Beef Operation to Protect Water Quality?* (pdf)
by Dr. Mindy Spiehs
July 2006 Stockpiling Perennial Grasses to Extend Grazing Into Fall* (pdf)
by Paul Peterson, Russ Mathison, Greg Cuomo, and Craig Sheaffer
June 2006 Creep Feeding Calves (pdf)
by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo and Ms. Beka Gill
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