Category: Beef Cattle 101

5 Tips for Managing Forage, Grazing Systems

Pasture management and grazing systems vary greatly between regions of North America. No matter when the grazing season begins in your area, there are a few common components in preparing to measure and manage your forage and grazing systems. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” This advice once given to me by a Montana […]

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Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?

Farmers and ranchers love feeding their cattle. There’s just something about going out to the field and emptying a bag of cubes or dropping off a few more protein tubs. This is especially true for livestock producers in the Southeastern U.S. with smaller herds. But does that extra feed pay off in the long run? […]

Mobile App Guides Beef Cattle Breeding Management

There’s an app for everything, almost. Now cattle farmers and ranchers can add being able to manage their cowherd breeding schedules to that list! This is an exciting to have accessible because one hesitation for cattle producers to adopt better management in their breeding programs is complicated scheduling. This is one tool that may help […]

Cattle Breeds 101 – Brangus

My Cattle Breed 101 post this week has been pushed to Monday. No matter the day I’m excited to share more of my favorite cattle breeds and a little bit on how each breed is unique and their background. This week’s cattle breed is Brangus and I have to thank Brittni with International Brangus Breeders […]

Cattle Breeds 101: Brahman

When you walk into to cattle barns at the fair, there’s one breed of cattle many people will remember. It’s those cows with the big floppy ears and that big ole hump on their back. They come in shades of gray, red, and even spotted. They’re kinda like gentle giants. These cattle are Brahmans and […]

Cattle Breeds 101: Maine Anjou

Maine Anjou (commonly referred to as Maine) has always been one of my favorite breeds. Like many other cattle breeds, many of the cattle are predominantly black to appeal to current marketing strategies. I love the Maine crossed with an Angus for a moderate frame, good milk production, and heavy bone structure and muscle score. I once […]

Cattle Breeds 101: Beefmaster

It’s Finally Friday! This means another round of cattle breed facts; a series of Cattle 101 posts where I cover different breeds beef cattle. Facts will be shared from American Breed Associations and the Oklahoma State Cattle Breed Database. This week I share the origins of the Beefmaster breed. Many modern cattle producers would be […]

Cattle Breeds 101: White Park

It’s Finally Friday! This means another round of cattle breed facts; a series of Cattle Breeds 101 posts where I cover different breeds beef cattle. Facts will be shared from American Breed Associations and the Oklahoma State Cattle Breed Database. The American White Park is a large white breed with black or red points (ears, […]

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