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  • Transforming a trailer full of stressed stocker calves into a profit starts with a good deworming program.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Stressed Stockers

    Pasture-based stockers like Keith Glover may be at the mercy of weather, but most will admit the No. 1 production headache they have year in and year out is health care. Bringing home 450-to-600-pound calves from his local sale barn can also mean bringing home a load of...

  • Ted Lacey says small changes can be the key to improved profits for producers.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Greg Latza)

    A Nose Ahead

    Over 45 years on the farm, Ted Lacey has learned small changes in his beef operation can significantly impact the bottom line. After learning how fenceline weaning reduces stress in a herd, the Trent, South Dakota, cattleman adopted the practice, using hotwire and...

  • There are pros and cons in keeping the full bull battery and cow herd together.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Victoria G. Myers)

    Ask the Vet

    QUESTION: We live on flatlands with lots of trees, brush and swampy areas in Manitoba. Is there any research that shows whether it's preferable to keep one bull with 30 cows per pasture, or have six bulls in with the 180-head cow...

  • Lindy Sheppard makes decisions about creep feeding based on access to grazing and whether the dam was a first-calf heifer. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Profit Lines

    Even with low grain prices, supplementing calves is one practice that can wind up in an operation's loss column.

  • A federal judge in Montana allowed R-CALF USA to sut at least thirteen state beef councils. (DTN file photo)

    R-CALF USA to Sue Beef Councils

    The federal district court in Montana granted the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers (R-CALF USA) a motion to expand its beef checkoff program lawsuit to include at least 13 states in addition to Montana, R-CALF USA said in a news release Tuesday.

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