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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)
August 2019 Feedlot Facts
“Feedlot Steer Performance in 2018” 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 feed cattle performance. The Focus on Feedlot’s (More)
June 2019 Feedlot Facts
"Got Water...But How Much Do Those Cows Need?" Most cattle producers fully understand the importance of water. After all, providing an adequate supply of clean, fresh, water is the cornerstone of animal husbandry and there are very few things that (More)
January 2019 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)
May 2019 Feedlot Facts
“Early Weaning: A Tool to Improve Cow Condition” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Early weaning may be one of the management tools that beef cattle producers should consider using this fall. The recent winter weather conditio (More)
March 2019 Feedlot Facts
"The Basics of Mineral Nutrition" By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Beef cattle producers recognize that mineral nutrition is important. However, a mineral program is only one component of an operation’s nutrition and manageme (More)
April 2019 Feedlot Facts
"The Impacts of a Tough Winter" By: Justin Waggoner One of the common topics of discussion, regardless of what segment of the beef industry you operate in has been winter and the collective impacts of a winter that was wetter and colder than most (More)
February 2019 Feedlot Facts
“Body Condition Scoring: A Herd Management Tool” 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 producers a di (More)
December 2018 Feedlot Facts
“Mud Season….Again” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Many locations in Kansas have experienced wet conditions this fall. Thus, I thought this article by Chris Reinhardt, former Extension Feedlot Specialist, was worth sharing. (More)
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