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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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Herd health has never been more apparent and needed than in today’s cattle markets. With an ever-increasing emphasis put on individual animal and herd health, it is vital to ensure cattle get the best start.

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Feeding hay is a common practice for many producers during the winter. When selecting hay-feeding sites, try to feed in areas with well-drained soils or in less productive areas of the pasture.

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Alfalfa is a perennial forage legume suited for hay, silage or grazing management systems. The “Queen of Forages’’ is high-yielding and produces excellent-quality forage with high energy and protein for livestock.

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Grazing cornstalks is arguably the best cost-saving strategy Midwestern cattlemen can deploy. Here are some common questions pertaining to utilizing cornstalks.

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This summer has been defined by the continuing drought across most of the West. Pastures are dry, fields are running out of water, hay prices are high and most of what is left for grazing has been stressed by our continued drought.

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Getting cows bred and a live calf on the ground are critical factors in the success of cow-calf operations. Calving ease is important in both situations and is affected by several things including size and age of the cow, birthweight of the calf and other factors.

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