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Facilities & Equipment

Whether your operation is feeding, grazing, weaning or delivering cattle, find the best methods for selecting and maintaining facilities and equipment.

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Darr Feedlot in Cozad, Nebraska, sits on 325 acres that are divided into two lots – one with just under 30,000 head of cattle, the other with nearly 20,000 head of cattle in it.

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We recently finished up the first round of pre-calving shots to the bred cows here on Withington Creek, and Mother Nature has provided less- than-ideal cow-working conditions.

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There’s more to it than you might think

As pasture becomes more scarce and land lease costs rise, cow-calf producers are evaluating alternative methods for producing beef.

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The recent cold snap has painfully brought it to my attention that, despite all my efforts to be prepared for the winter season, I have fallen down on one important item of cold weather diesel engine starts.

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As the snow piles up and the cold north wind blows, livestock seedstock producers make preparations for their upcoming annual production sales.

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Fencing is often a limiting factor in managing pastures. Producers often point to cost, time and labor, difficult terrain and short-term land leases as disincentives to installing better fencing infrastructure.

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