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October 2020 Feedlot Facts
“Focus on Feedlots: Spring 2020” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist There has been considerable interest in the K-State Focus on Feedlots report and more specifically fed cattle performance during the Spring of 2020. The graphs (More)
September 2020 Feedlot Facts
“Feedlot Heifer Performance in 2019” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Each year, I summarize the data from the K-State Focus on Feedlots, in an effort to document annual trends in fed cattle performance. The Focus on Feedlots (More)
Feedlot Steer Performance in 2019
By Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist, Garden City Each year I summarize the data from the K-State Focus on Feedlots in an effort to document annual trends in fed cattle performance. The Focus on Feedlot data for steers from 2019, 201 (More)
“Early Weaning….It’s About the Cow”
By Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist, Garden City Many cattle producers are weathering an exceptionally dry grazing season and may be considering early weaning calves. Many discussions about early weaning focus on managing lightweigh (More)
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)
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