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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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With continued pressure on extending the grazing season with limited pasture acres, interest in integrating annual forages into the rotation has been on the rise. Typically, this includes planting a cool-season annual followed by a warm-season annual.

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The calendar is one of our main management tools on the farm. Calendars assists us in looking at what needs to be done in the immediate days to come and what we need to be planning to do in the months and years to come. If you have always wanted to tighten the calving season, let your calendar and reminders be your guide.

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Your upcoming calf crop is two things: revenue and food.

First, on the revenue side, we have discussed the importance of pre-conditioning and health protocols numerous times.

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Benchmarking is a unique tool that allows producers to evaluate their enterprise’s strengths but, more importantly, areas where improvements can be made, such as management, genetic selection or herd health programs.

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For many of you, the upcoming calving season is right around the corner, and if your email boxes are anything like mine, they are full with upcoming bull sale advertisements.

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As discussed last month, regardless of your operation goals, it is critical to evaluate all bulls for scrotal circumference, calving ease, birthweight, structural soundness and disposition.

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