Industry Voice: Keeping Bulls Fertile During Summer’s Heat

When we think about reproduction in the herd, our first thoughts immediately shift to the cows. Are they at the proper body condition to breed? When do we need to synchronize and breed them to [...]

How to Keep Your Cows Bred through the Heat of Summer

How to Keep Your Cows Bred through the Heat of Summer Cattle producers go to great lengths to do whatever it takes to get their cows bred. But what about after they are bred? Keeping a cow bred, [...]

Plan Now for Nutritional Needs During Drought

It might seem odd to think about drought as producers in the Midwest are wading through the mud just to do chores, and in the Upper Plains, “spring” calving means getting calves in from 8-10 [...]

What is the Cost of Keeping an Open Cow?

Financial survival as a cow-calf producer is like a game of Risk. Producers have a lot of factors to consider each year, and without a doubt, one of those decisions will be what the cost is to [...]

Tips to Get your Cows Bred Back

Today’s cow-calf producers place extremely high production demands on their cows for them to remain in the herd. Producers expect their cows to calve without difficulty, provide enough colostrum [...]

How to Prevent Grass Tetany

Although that lush green grass seems appealing, there are hidden concerns that producers need to remember when turning out their cows. The snow might be flying throughout much of the country, but [...]

Calf Vigor determined by Mothers Nutrition

It’s about to get exciting around your cattle operation. Carefully planned mating decisions, breeding and waiting for those offspring to arrive mean producers will soon have new born calves [...]

Investing in Cowherd Fertility Increases Reproductivity and Pounds Weaned

Reproduction is the most important trait in beef cattle production. There are many factors that have a tremendous impact on reproductive performance of cattle; however, nutrition is one of the [...]

3 Tips to Prepare for Calving Season

You’ve been waiting nine months to see if your cattle nutrition and breeding decisions were on track and D-day is almost here. Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition and Regulatory Support at [...]

Is She Ready? Ideal Body Condition Prior to Calving

Regardless of the time of year when calves hit the ground, you want to make sure you and your cows are prepared. Now is the time to provide quality nutrition to bred heifers and cows. Producers [...]

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