As spring calving wraps up, it’s time to turn our attention toward breeding season.UW-Madison Extension offers tips for cow-calf producers to implement breeding soundness exams on their bulls.
UW-Madison Extension provides information to help herd managers understand the complex relationship between parasitic worms and cattle, enabling them to couple best practices in pasture management with the strategic use of deworming products.
UW-Madison Extension provides tips on controlling horn and face flies.
UW-Madison Extension experts have designed tools that will producers with their preconditioning programs.
Spring is just around the corner which makes it a great time to consider what you would like to change. Some people have personal goals for change, but what about your farm goals? Are there aspects of the farm you would like to upgrade, incorporate new technology, or change all together?
Fertility is a major factor in determining beef cow calf herd profitability. UW-Madison Extension provides tips and tools to assess the true cost for various breeding options.
This article was recently published in Wisconsin Agriculturist Magazine In Wisconsin, winter is a fact of life in which severe cold temperatures, wind chills, and blowing and drifting snow are common occurrences. Cattle can adapt to cold temperatures and maintain condition if provided the appropriate nutrition and environmental protections. Let’s take a look at some […]
This article was originally published in Wisconsin Agriculturist Most beef farmers are familiar with the onslaught of lice during the winter. It is a common fact that lice populations on cattle peak during the winter months. But what are lice? Lice are small, flat-bodied insects with legs modified for grasping hairs. These creatures are dependent […]
Just like humans need a few extra layers in the winter months, our heifers and cows may need to rug up or add layers now in order to maintain performance through the winter months.
This article was originally published in Wisconsin Agriculturist Magazine Bulls have the greatest impact on a herd’s genetic progress. Deciding to keep a bull for another breeding season warrants protection of this investment to ensure he is in optimal condition when returned to the cowherd. In order to protect your bull investment, implement a plan […]