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UW Extension Cattle Feeders Workshops Scheduled at 7 Locations Around the State Feb 9th through the 12th

Decision Tools for when to Market Fed Cattle, Risk Management to Protect Price Declines and Health Management for Receiving Calves Highlight UW Extension Cattle Feeders Clinics Feb 9th though the 12th around the state.  The last few years, have had cattle feeders see record high cattle prices and continued volatility in the grain markets.  Wisconsin […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Attend the Driftless Region Beef Conference in Dubuque January 22 and 23

There’s still time!!!  While the on-line registration for the Driftless Region Beef Conference has closed, we are still taking walk-in registrations.  See the full agenda at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/beef/  and join us in Dubuque. Speakers include Jude Capper, Mark Hilton, Dan Loy, Rick Rasby, Travis Meteer, Rhonda Gildersleeve, Gene Schriefer, Tom Arnold, Joe Dedrickson, Nicole Rambo, Lee […]

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New Corn Coproducts Fact Sheet Series Available from Iowa Beef Center

AMES, Iowa — In an effort to extract more value from the corn kernel, new technological advances in the ethanol-making process have resulted in coproduct feedstuffs that are compositionally different from those produced through earlier, more traditional methods. Coproducts can be vital components of beef cattle diets, and Iowa Beef Center director Dan Loy said […]

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Managing Pasture – One Thing Leads to Another – Summer into Fall

Managing Pasture – One Thing Leads to Another – Summer into Fall

Written by Gene Schriefer, UW Extension Ag Agent, Iowa County and recently appeared in Wisconsin Agriculturist Magazine As we are making our way through the winter, here is some food for thought for next summer. Cool season pastures go through a bi-modal growth curve – a large amount of forage early in the season, a […]

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Valid Veterinary Relationships

The American Veterinary Medical Association defines an animal to be  in a good state of welfare (as indicated by scientific evidence) when it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to express innate behavior, and not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress. On-farm welfare hinges upon a valid veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR). The […]

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Recommendations for Receiving Cattle: Health and Nutrition

One of the most important decisions feedlots face is how to properly receive new cattle. Minimizing the stress of weaning, marketing, and shipping can have a large impact on the bottom line. Giving new cattle everything they need to remain healthy during the feeding period is the right thing to do from an animal well-being […]

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3rd Annual Driftless Region Beef Conference Scheduled for January 22-23, 2015 at Dubuque

Cooperative Extension in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin team up each year to offer the annual Driftless Region Beef Conference. The 2015 conference will be held on January 22 – 23, 2015 at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Some of the headline speakers include: Dr. Jude Capper from Bozeman Montana, Dr. Mark […]

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The Importance of Feed Testing

Optimal growing conditions across much of Wisconsin this summer have resulted in large quantities of forage being produced. However, quality can vary greatly among and even within fields. Conducting a nutritional laboratory analysis on hay and/or silage samples is the best way for producers to evaluate the nutrient content of their feedstuffs. This information, in […]

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Cow-Calf Workshop Scheduled for December 9th at Whitewater

The Extension Offices in Jefferson, Rock and Walworth County will be holding a cow-calf workshop at the Whitewater Innovation Center on December 9th.  Registration will begin at 5:15 pm followed with a meal at 5:30 and presentations at 6:00 pm. Presentations will be: Retrofitting Retired Dairy Facilities for Beef Production by Dr. David Kammel, Biosystems […]

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New Fact Sheet available on Bull Reproductive Health

New Fact Sheet available on Bull Reproductive Health

  A new fact sheet has been prepared by Heather Schlesser Ph.D., UW Extension Agriculture Educator in Marathon County. The fact sheet gives an overview of how the bulls reproductive system works and some factors that can affect a bulls ability to breed cows. Here is a link to the fact sheet Bull Reproductive Health […]

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New Opportunity To Track Sustainability On Farms – NISA Teams with WI Pork Producers and WI Cattleman’s Association to Document and Promote Sustainability!

There is a new partnership starting between the National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) and local beef and pork producers looking to document, promote and communicate advancements in sustainable practices used on their local production systems. NISA is working with the Wisconsin Pork Producers and the Wisconsin Cattleman’s Association on a groundbreaking program to measure […]

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The Toolbox for Trait Selection in the Beef Herd

The Toolbox for Trait Selection in the Beef Herd

Article written by Adam Hady, UW Extension Ag Agent, and recently published in The Wisconsin Agriculturist With beef prices high and the calf crop in, beef producers are starting to decide which of this year’s heifers and/or bulls they are going to keep back for next year.  Beef producers have a whole host of tools […]

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Beef Quality Certification Training offered at Medford on December 9th

Beef Quality Certification Training offered at Medford on December 9th

  UW Extension Taylor County will be holding a BQA certification training for any interested beef producers at The Turtle Club which is located at W7944 Perkinstown Ave, Medford, WI.  Registration will begin at 4:30pm. and the program will begin at 5:00 pm. A meal is being sponsored by Diamond V and UW Extension Taylor […]

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