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Facilities & Equipment

Whether your operation is feeding, grazing, weaning or delivering cattle, find the best methods for selecting and maintaining facilities and equipment.

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Fencing is often a limiting factor in managing pastures. Producers often point to cost, time and labor, difficult terrain and short-term land leases as disincentives to installing better fencing infrastructure.

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It is no secret that handling cattle can be stressful for both bovine and humans alike. When considering ways to incorporate key infrastructure systems aimed at reducing stress during handling, flooring is almost always on the list of things to think about for producers.

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Amount of money invested in equipment and tools by a beef cattle producer is usually significant; however, it is common to dedicate very little time for keeping these items in good working condition.

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We are heading into another busy season in the cattle business: feeding, calving and much more. This is a time to put the finishing touches on readying the facilities and equipment for the demands of the winter months ahead.

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Smartphones are on the rise both for business and personal use. Two new technologies are now available for producers that can be used with the swipe of a finger, each developed with the goal of making management just a little bit simpler.

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You give me $1, and I’ll give you $20. Wait, where are you going? You probably assume it’s a Ponzi scheme, but I’m talking about utilizing all available technologies to improve growing calves’ performance.

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