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Heat Stress Resources for Cattle Producers
By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist The first weeks of June often bring summer-like temperatures to the southern Great Plains and with those first hot, humid (More)
May 2020 Feedlot Facts
“Protein Sources for Growing Cattle” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist One of the outcomes of the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation that unexpectedly affected many cattle feeding operations throughout Kansas and the Midw (More)
Cowherd Mineral Supplement Selection Tips: Phosphorus
By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist, Garden City, KS Cattle producers are anxiously preparing for the upcoming grazing season. Among those preparations is sel (More)
March 2020 Feedlot Facts
“Body Condition Scoring: It’s About More than the Score” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Body condition scoring is one of the most valuable management tools at the disposal of the cattle manager. This one number gives us a d (More)
February 2020 Feedlot Facts
“Cow Nutrition: Protein, Energy and Forage Availability” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Protein supplementation is important, but there is more to cow nutrition than simply ensuring that the cow’s protein requirements are m (More)
January 2020 Feedlot Facts
“Supplementing Cows During Cold Weather” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist The New Year often brings with it some of the coldest months of the year. Most cattle producers know and appreciate that cold weather increases nutrien (More)
December 2019 Feedlot Facts
“Forage Analysis: What Numbers Do I Need?” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist One of the more common questions I receive with regard to analytical testing of forages and other feedstuffs is “I have the sample, now what do I tes (More)
November 2019 Feedlot Facts
“Historical Perspective on Cull Cow Prices” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist The sale of cull animals is one of the primary sources of revenue on a cow-calf operation, contributing 17- 24% of the gross income reported by cow- (More)
October 2019 Feedlot Facts
“Some Thoughts on Calf Revenue” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist The air is now crisp in the morning and it won’t be long before we see the glimmer of ice crystals in the water tank. Many producers are weaning and will be mar (More)
September 2019 Feedlot Facts
“Silage Harvest is Underway; Be Safe” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist One of the busiest, most fast paced operations that occur this time of year is silage harvest. Cutters and choppers in the fields, trucks racing from the (More)
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