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In our rush to maximize economic return, many of us breed first-calf heifers as soon as we think they are ready.

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Calves born in cold weather may suffer frostbite, especially if they are unable to get up quickly and nurse before they chill.

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At its core, the beef cattle industry is tasked with one thing: producing pounds of beef. And while this sounds overly simplistic, we have to remember: The growth, improvement and profitability of the cattle industry depends on producing a quality food product as efficiently as possible.

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Cow nutrition during pre-calving and the 100 days post-calving is the single-most important factor in producing a healthy calf.

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Recently, renewed interest has been expressed regarding finding efficient beef cattle to fit a rangeland environment.

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With the drought of 2012, beef cow numbers in the U.S. dipped to their lowest since the 1980s. Fewer mama cows meant fewer calves produced.

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