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Economically Optimal Planting of Dual-Purpose Wheat

Learn the best time to plant dual-purpose wheat for the best economic outcome.

Beef CattleCropsGrains & OilseedsLivestockWheat
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A Strategy for Building a Beef Cow Herd

Building a beef cow herd is challenging for beginners and younger cow-calf producers due to the intensive capital requirements and approximate 27-month lag between the initial purchase of heifers and the sale of a calf crop.

Beef CattleLivestock
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Finishing Beef Cattle On The Farm

Learn about facility and calf selection, feeding options and slaughter considerations for finishing calves on the farm.

Beef CattleLivestockReceiving & Feedlot
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Fed Cattle Price Discovery Issues and Considerations

This report was commissioned by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to provide guidance in support of cattle industry policy considerations, especially related to price discovery in fed cattle markets. The task force of agricultural economists that produced this report collective-ly have more than 120 years of experience as cattle industry economic analysts and researchers. In about three weeks’ time, this task force assembled, considered, synthesized and summarized available research, information and knowledge about the economics of the cattle industry.

Beef CattleFarm & Ranch FinancesLivestockMarket OutlooksReceiving & Feedlot
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An Introduction to Finishing Beef

Producers will learn realistic expectations and strategies for finishing beef cattle by considering the animal’s health, nutrition and available technologies.

Beef CattleCow-CalfLivestockReceiving & FeedlotStocker Cattle
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Cow-Calf Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA)

Key components of and the performance statistics generated by cow-calf SPA Software and their application in making decisions within the IRM framework.

Beef CattleCow-CalfLivestock
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