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Stockers and backgrounders are growing cattle in the truest sense. Here, the animal uses much of its energy to gain weight and strengthen its immune system against disease challenges.

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A breeding cycle isn’t over when a cow is confirmed pregnant. Removing the bull or confirming the success of the A.I. program is the first chance to plan for success in the next chapter. Proper management and nutrition during the gestation period is the start of ensuring optimal productivity in the offspring.

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Feed-through fly control is undoubtedly one of the most popular seasonal feed additives used in pasture-based beef production systems.

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Grazing residual affects everything in the pasture. What is residual? Residual is the living plant material remaining after a grazing event. Residual is often confused with residue, which is the dead plant material on the soil surface. While residue definitely has its benefits, residual is everything.

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Balancing your forage resources is critical to the long-term profitability of your ranch. The key here is ensuring stocking rate does not exceed carrying capacity, as overgrazing can cause long-term reductions in forage production, leading to decreased livestock production.

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At the Eliason family ranch in Holbrook, Idaho, Brayden and Allison Eliason are checking first-calf heifers on a February morning last year when they find a stillborn calf with a cleft palate.

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