Ranchers place a high priority on heifer pregnancy rates, while also understanding that, at some level, high development costs can cancel out the economic advantage of a small increase in pregnancy.
Thanks to a cool, wet winter, parasites may pose a serious problem in beef herds across the country.
From extreme cold to endless snow and record flooding, cows and calves are emerging from a very stressful season.
Toxins produced by blue-green algae in the presence of chemical runoff, rainfall and hot temperatures can be fatal to cattle.
Selecting cattle for mild temperament can pay off in a number of ways. In addition to handler safety, more docile cattle might provide an advantage in reproduction.
Keep some simple tips in mind so performance levels stay strong.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Center for Food Security and Public Health and Iowa State University will host the free workshop.