Balance Beef Herd Females With Expected Forage SuppliesTue, 27 Dec 2011 04:40:52 CST
As we wrap up 2011- several lessons in managing our beef cattle operations have been force fed to cattle producers- and one of the most important of those lessons is to make sure you keep the proper balance between the amount of forage you have available and the number of animals you keep in your operation- irregardless of whether you run a seedstock operation, commercial cow calf operation or even a stocker operation.
As the price of feedstuffs has skyrocketed in 2011- and shows little relief at least early in 2012, cow-calf producers must continue to emphasize cost management in their operations. And strategic replacement heifer selection is one consideration in helping with cost control- and in the survival of your herd. Kansas State University cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber is advising producers to select replacement heifers that will economically match their expected feed resources.
Weaber is our guest on today's Beef Buzz.
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