Combinations of new technologies and economic challenges often usher in sweeping changes and opportunities. The use of beef genetics on dairy cows is the most-recent example.
SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate
Also by Warren Rusche
Whether due to planting delays, cooler than normal growing season, or unexpectedly early frost, stress factors sometimes result in crops that do not meet standard test weight requirements. How does reduced test weight affect the feeding value of corn and cattle performance?
What do we do if it is time to wean calves, but the pen isn’t ready? That can be a real concern during wet fall seasons, such as 2019. Putting calves into muddy pen conditions is far from desirable, but holding calves on the cows deep into fall increases the risk of adverse winter weather and tends to pull body condition off the cows.