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November 2017 Feedlot Facts
“Forage Analysis: What Numbers Do I Need?” by Justin W. Waggoner, beef systems specialist One of the more common questions I receive with regard to analytical testing of fo (More)
October 2017 Feedlot Facts
“Weaning: Help Your Calves Make the Transition” by Justin W. Waggoner, beef systems specialist Weaning is our opportunity as cattle producers to prepare calves for the next (More)
September 2017 Feedlot Facts
“Silage Harvest is Underway; Be Safe” by Justin W. Waggoner, beef systems specialist   One of the busiest, most fast paced operations that occur this time of year i (More)
November 2016 Feedlot Facts
“Feeding Corn to Cows this Winter”  by Chris Reinhardt, feedlot specialist Although some areas received abundant rain this summer and have ample hay supplies, other regions received only marginal rains, resulting in a marginal hay crop. On the (More)
October 2016 Feedlot Facts
“Trying to Add Value Through Backgrounding” by Chris Reinhardt, feedlot specialist The strong dollar is good for a lot of things, or so I’m told. However, the strong dollar also hurts our export markets because our product is automatically more (More)
September 2016 Feedlot Facts
“Value Equation”  by Chris Reinhardt, feedlot specialist Because of abundant, low-cost feed resources throughout the Midwest, the question of what to do with open cows is not as cut-and-dried as in past years. One option---the conventional o (More)
August 2016 Feedlot Facts
“Preconditioning for Profit”  by Chris Reinhardt, feedlot specialist  Vaccine and antimicrobial technologies continue to improve at a breakneck pace. Yet we continue to see that calves which are unprepared for life in the feedlot and which unde (More)
July 2016 Feedlot Facts
“Add Value Through Preconditioning” by Chris Reinhardt, feedlot specialist  The strong dollar is good for a lot of things, or so I’m told. However, the strong dollar also hurts our export markets because our product instantly becomes more expen (More)
June 2016 Feedlot Facts
“Antimicrobial Resistance”  by Chris Reinhardt, feedlot specialist  A very smart scientist once said, “Anyone who claims they fully understand antimicrobial resistance simply hasn’t studied it enough yet!” Development of antimicrobial resistanc (More)
May 2016 Feedlot Facts
“Shade for Developing Bulls” by Chris Reinhardt, feedlot specialist  When feeding young bulls for sale, a compromise must be made between absolute maximum performance and long-term health of the bulls. If only short-term performance were the (More)
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