Too many irons in the fire

Too many irons in the fire

Too many irons in the fire by Nicole Lane Erceg Imagine turning the handle on the water faucet and nothing comes out. Reaching the scoop into the feedbag only to scrape the bottom and come up empty. Picking up the coffee pot to pour, but no liquid fills your cup. You...

Add value by culling, feeding

Weaning diet options by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. Spring calving herds, depending on rainfall and temperatures, may be weeks or months away from weaning. For many operations, that will bring the challenge of feeding weaned calves for a short transition period. That’s when...
Add value by culling, feeding

Add value by culling, feeding

Add value by culling, feeding by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. Weaning and “preg checking” tell us how successful our last two breeding seasons were. While many cow herd operators enjoy calving as a time to see the fruits of their labor, I prefer weaning, when management and...