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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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In the last year, we have all become more adept at adapting to sudden change and having to develop alternative strategies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. High feed prices fall into this decision tree.

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High reproductive rates are critical for the success of cow-calf operations. Weaned calf percentage is the most important measurement when evaluating reproductive performance in the cow herd.

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We’re into June now, which for many in the West means haying season is here. Many cattle and forage producers are familiar with the term nitrate toxicity, but it’s good to refresh on how it affects an animal, signs of toxicity and the benefit of testing forages along with timing of testing.

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Preparing for breeding season is a big labor and resource investment – and unfortunately, fertility can be impacted by heat stress. Here are five tips to aid in prevention to help ensure a successful breeding season.

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Unfortunately, part of the cow-calf business is that animals sometimes die. Sometimes these deaths are the result of natural causes, and other times they are the result of an infectious disease, a nutritional issue or something else.

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Pairs are venturing out for summer grazing, so for many in the West it’s time to put on the farming hat and complete some grazing land management practices.

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