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Cow-calf Workshop Slated for September 19 near Coloma

The UW-Extension Central Wisconsin Agricultural Specialization (CWAS) team will be hosting a beef cow-calf meeting with a focus on direct marketing on September 19.  Bula-Gieringer Farms of Coloma will be hosting the meeting, at 3 pm starting with farm tours.  The field day site is located at 269 County Rd M, Coloma, WI 54930 Bula-Gieringer […]

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Cow-calf workshop Schedule near Coleman for September 12

While Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland”, interest in raising beef cattle is on the rise. A recent USDA census showed that a majority of cow/calf operations have less than 50 head of cattle, but raise nearly one third of the US calf crop annually. With a plentiful supply out-of- use dairy farm operations and […]

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Fall Feeder Cattle Market Prospects

– Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Changes in feeder cattle prices recently have potential impacts for cow-calf and stocker producers this fall. Through July and August, prices for heavy feeder cattle have increased relative to lighter weight feeder cattle. Several factors appear to be impacting feeder cattle price relationships. The August USDA Cattle […]

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New UW Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage

The start of corn silage harvest for 2016 is just around the corner.  In 2015, nearly a quarter of all four million acres of corn planted in WI were harvested as silage with an estimated market value between a quarter and a half billion dollars.  However, like hay, there’s no established commodity market for corn […]

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Cow-Calf Workshop Scheduled for September 7th in Dodge County

Dodge County Extension will be hosting a fall beef meeting with a focus on direct marketing on Wednesday, September 7th. This educational opportunity will start with a tour of Cedar Road Meat Market (N5200 Cedar Road, Iron Ridge) at 10:30 a.m.  The meeting will then move to the Dodge County Administration Building (127 East Oak […]

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Locker Plant Tour Highlights Cow-calf Workshop at Weston on September 14

A UW-Extension Beef Cow/Calf producer meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th, 5:00 PM, at Country Fresh Meats located at 9902 Weston Ave Weston, WI 54476 Our evening will kick off at 4:30 PM with registration.  Dinner will be served at 5:00 pm, followed by a brief welcome from the North Central Cattleman’s Association.  At […]

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Cow-calf Workshop Scheduled for September 8th near Baldwin

A UW-Extension Beef Cow/Calf producer meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 PM, at the Terpstra Family Farm located at 424, 225th St., Baldwin, WI. Our evening will kick off at 6:00 PM with an open house for the new beef facility constructed at the Terpstra farm.  In the summer of 2015 the Terpstra’s […]

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Handling Basics: Is time on your side?

Translating Time’s Impacts “This is the way we’ve always done it.” I need more than my fingers and toes to count how many times I’ve heard producers tell me this phrase. However, transportation and handling are not the times to maintain this mentality, especially when weather adds additional stress to the animals. Sources of stress […]

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New Dung Beetle Fact Sheet Available

Dung beetles may sound like disgusting insects, but their value to the beef grazing and cattle production industry should not be overlooked. Pasture managers are interested in dung beetles because these insects serve beneficial roles in the microenvironment of a dung pat that positively impact the larger pasture ecosystem. Read more about the dung beetle […]

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Bull Management 101 for Breeding Season Success

In today’s beef industry the margins for productivity and profitability are thin.  Herd reproduction and fertility are important for profitability to occur.  A successful breeding season hinges on nutrition, vaccination, sire selection, breeding soundness exams, and management protocols to control the length of the breeding season. Each of these contributes to a positive outcome within […]

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