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April 16, 2012

Why should anyone care about feed efficiency and how is that important in the feedlot? Dr. Rod Hill, University of Idaho Department, suggests that in today's new era of higher feed costs, gains in efficiency are a must in cow-calf production processes.

Controlling the Cost of Beef Production Through Improving Feed Efficiency - Dr. Rod Hill, University of Idaho Department of Animal & Veterinary Science, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

February 17, 2012

How are you handling antibiotic residues on cull cows?

We have a special two-part series just posted from the recent Cattle Industry Convention Dairy Producers Communications Forum. Kansas State's Dr Mike Appley looks at antibiotic residues in cull cows and bob veal calves [Part 1] [Part 2]. Why do we miss the withdrawal periods on these?

February 13, 2012

Mild winter weather can change the way hay and forage is consumed.


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Mild Weather
What happens during mild winter weather to the cattle and the hay? Learn more during this HayTalk conversation.

January 19, 2012

The relationship between cost of production and profit is much stronger than many dairies realize.

Profiting from efficient milk production

According to the DairyCo (UK) Milkbench+ report, the relationship between cost of production and profit is much stronger than many dairies realize. The report states that cost of production is the most significant factor in determining profit.

Milkbench+ analyst Karolina Klaskova says: “Through robust data and statistical analysis we see that the relationship between cost of production and margin is strong.” Ms Klaskova acknowledges that the findings are challenging. “The report raises many issues, including just how difficult it can be to make a profit from milk production,” she says.