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Using Your Holidays to Make Money: Converting to a Controlled Breeding Season

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Converting to a controlled breeding season can be overwhelming. It’s a process that can take years and involves keeping up with dates and records and culling what you may think are your better cows. However, the long term benefits are well worth the work. For any task this large, it’s best to develop a plan […]

Five Keys to Winter Supplementation of the Cow Herd

  1) Know the nutrient requirements of your cow herd. Nutritional requirements increase significantly at the time of calving and it is important to adjust the feeding program accordingly to meet these requirements. Refer to ANR-0060 Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle for more information (www.alabamabeefsystems.com under the ‘Nutrition’ tab) on the daily dry matter, total […]

Consider Investments in Efficiency with Extra Cattle Income

Cattle Inventory Relationship with Cow-calf Profits

Chart 1 Most cattlemen have a noticeable grin on their faces these days.  Cattle have been selling for record prices this summer as seen in Chart 1 above.  What is causing this major increase in prices?  Primarily there are two key factors: fewer cattle, and cheaper feed. Chart 2 below shows the drastic decline in […]