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Manage Grazing Use in Riparian Areas to Prevent Damage

Rhonda Gildersleeve, UW Extension Grazing Specialist, this article recently appeared in the Wisconsin Agriculturist Magazine “Riparian” is derived from the Latin term riparius, which means “at the water’s edge” and refers to the narrow green zones of land adjacent to streams, rivers and other surface waters. Approximately 18% of Wisconsin land is classified as riparian, […]

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Wood County Cow-Calf Day Workshop Scheduled for August 19

Check out the details for the Wood County UW Extension Beef Cow Calf workshop scheduled for August 19th in the Rudolph area. Wood County Beef Cow-Calf Workshop Brochure (pdf) Additional information on the series can be found here: UW Extension Beef Cow-Calf Series Workshops Announcement 

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Has She Come into Heat?

Written by Katie Pfeiffer, UW Extension Agent Sauk County, this article recently appeared in the Wisconsin Agriculturist magazine Success in the cow-calf industry is dependent on the females’ ability to produce a calf annually. Managing the postpartum interval, or the time between calving and when she comes into heat, is important for maintaining your yearly […]

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Details are now available for the Eau Claire area Cow-Calf workshop

Check out the details for the Eau Claire area UW Extension Beef Cow Calf workshop scheduled for June 30th. Eau Claire Area Beef Cow-Calf Workshop Brochure (pdf) Additional information on the series can be found here: UW Extension Beef Cow-Calf Series Workshops Announcement 

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Cow Calf Days Scheduled at Six Locations Around the State This Summer

UW-Extension is hosting Beef Cow/Calf producer meetings for producers of all sizes and the agriculture professionals who service their operations at six locations around the state this summer. Speaker topics will include preventing and managing pinkeye, herd sire health and management, and vaccination protocols for your herd. Attendees of the meeting will qualify for one […]

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Temperament and Cattle Performance

written by Elaine Grings, Assistant Professor & South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Management Production Specialist, courtesy of iGrow.org, and used with permission.  How important is it to cull those cows with excitable temperaments? Being a ‘good mother’ can be an important trait in a cow for protecting her calf, being too aggressive can have […]

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Newborn Calf Mortality Has Many Sources

Written by Aerica Bjurstrom, UW Extension Ag Agent- Kewaunee County, Beef Team Member, article recently appeared in the Wisconsin Agriculturist  As calving season gets into full swing, you are probably preparing your farm to provide the best possible start for your new calf crop.  A new calf crop is an exciting and stressful time on […]

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How Did Your Herd Bull Make it Through the Winter?

Did your herd bull receive any concern during the long cold winter we have experienced?  Probably most of the concerns were directed toward the cow herd and calves. However, the long cold winter we experienced may have led to several negative effects on the bull that could severely reduce his reproductive potential.  These range from […]

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Limping Livestock: Two Perspectives

written by Heidi Carroll, SDSU Livestock Stewardship Extension Associate and Russ Daly DVM, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, used with permission, originally appeared at SDSU iGrow Lameness can be attributed to many factors yet the physical response to favor a limb is likely related to the animal’s pain threshold. The presence of pain is a critical well-being […]

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Cattle Handling Considerations Part 2: Stockmanship

Building on the last post here at the Wisconsin Beef Information Center regarding cattle handling safety, Dr. Ron Gill and Dr. Rick Machen, Extension Livestock Specialists at Texas A & M AgriLife Extension have written a fact sheet titled Cattle Handling Tips. This fact sheet addresses several topics regarding how to use cattles natural behavior […]

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Be Careful Working Cattle This Spring

Be Careful Working Cattle this Spring Application of most economically important management practices to commercial cowcalf operations require up close interaction with the cattle. Several of these jobs are carried out during the upcoming months. Before working both cows and calves, it is a “good thing” to “go over” the handling facilities to check for […]

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UWEX Team Forage Launches New Web Site

The University of Wisconsin-Extension Team Forage recently updated their web site. In addition to information about the team and its activities, the site accumulates a variety of forage crop resources available from many experts and disciplines within the University of Wisconsin. There are also nearly 100 Focus on Forage fact sheets that have been developed […]

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Link May Exist Between Disposition and Reproduction

Written by: Ryan Sterry, UW Extension Agriculture Agent, St. Croix County, this article recently appeared in the Wisconsin Agriculturist Magazine Experience tells most producers that high strung, poorly tempered stock, sometimes do not perform as well as herd mates with a more moderate disposition.  Science has backed this up in the feedlot with studies showing […]

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