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Regional Roundup

The Regional Roundup is production advice to help meet challenges found in specific areas of the United States. Regions include Midwest/North, Southeast, Southern Plains and West.

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Colder weather means it’s time to start thinking about winter-feeding strategies for spring-calving herds. The change in weather and forage availability and quality may require energy or protein supplementation to meet cow nutrient requirements.

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The end of the calendar year is fast approaching and it’s a good time to think about year-end accounting and future herd goals. Dr. Levi Russell, University of Georgia livestock economist, suggests producers look to IRS publication 225 for farm accounting questions.

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Spring-calving herds

Weaning time is upon most producers in the Southern Great Plains. Make sure you are ready with adequate supplies of vaccines, needles, eartags (if not already tagged), dewormer, etc.

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The goal of every receiving protocol in the feedlots is to get cattle up on feed quickly and keep calves healthy to optimize weight gain and feed efficiency during the finishing period. While feedlots have several tools to aid in accomplishing this goal, management on the cow-calf farm is really the driving force behind the success – or lack of success – of a group of steers entering the feedlot.

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During the fall, many Western ranchers are weaning and checking for open cows. Cull cows will begin to be sorted from the herd, so it’s time to decide the best way to market this valuable set of cows.

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Late-summer rains have helped ease some of the drought-stricken pastures in the Southeast. Still, hay and winter feedstuffs are weighing heavy on the minds for many in the drought areas. If you are in a position to sell hay this year, make the selling process easier for everyone involved by submitting correctly gathered samples for analysis.

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