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Beef Tips 'n Advice
Posted by Pedro Fontes on May 18, 2023
What are we missing out on when having a year-round breeding season?
Pedro Fontes, Ph.D. One of the most important management practices for a cow-calf operation is the establishment of a controlled breeding season. There are a number of benefits that producers miss out on when they fail to adopt a controlled breeding season, benefits that will be discussed in this article.Beef Tips 'n Advice
Posted by Dr. Francis Fluharty on May 18, 2023
Can we feed cattle in the Southeast? Understanding and preventing acidosis
Dr. Francis Fluharty, Ph.D. As the movement to regional food production increases, smaller-scale beef processing plants are opening. The result is that many people who have not had a long history of finishing cattle on high-grain diets are starting to feed cattle. In this article, Dr. Fluharty provides an overview of acidosis in feedlot cattle […]
Recent Beef Publications from UGA Extension
John Bernard http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B862Lawton Stewart http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B864Lawton Stewart http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B943See More Publications
Considerations for Using By-Product Feeds
By-product feeds come from a variety of sources, including grain processing, production of human foods and beverages, and manufacturing of fiber products. Although many of these feeds have been used for years, others are relatively new. Research has been conducted on most by-product feeds and the guidelines for their use are well documented; however, limited information is available on the feeding value or guidelines for using some by-product feeds. This publication discusses factors that should be considered when feeding by-product feeds to cattle.
Reproductive Management of Commercial Beef Cows
Reproductive efficiency has long been recognized as the most important aspect of commercial beef production. This publication explains how improved herd management and selection for reproductive performance can substantially increase the percent calf crop.
Factors Affecting Calving Difficulty
Calving difficulty, otherwise known as dystocia, may result in reduced calf performance, delayed estrus and, in some cases, loss of the calf and/or dam. This publication discusses several factors affecting calving difficulty and provides management suggestions that may be useful to prevent its occurrence.