Cattle producers can BeefUp
SDSU Extension to host 'BeefUP – Calving Strategies for Market Advantages' webinar series
By: SDSU Extension
via The Brookings Register (SD) - Nov 18, 2020
BROOKINGS – Beginning Jan. 7, 2021, SDSU Extension will host a four-week webinar series related to the importance of calving distribution and subsequent market outcomes. Webinars will be held on Thursday of each week at 12:30 p.m. CST and will run through Jan. 28.
The series will consist of management strategies related to four key biological cycles in the cow and will address those things that are critical to each stage of that biological cycle. Each webinar will feature a different industry expert and will focus on a different topic including late gestation, calving-breeding, breeding-weaning and weaning-late gestation. Topics to be discussed within each series will include, nutrition, reproduction, health and economics.
Cows that calve on time are the number one predictor that cattle within that operation fit the managerial program. Furthermore, calf crops uniform in size and age have market advantages and exceed returns over calves that lack uniformity in both age and weight. Management decisions made prior to the first calf hitting the ground can have significant impact on the following breeding and calving season.
This webinar series will support cow/calf producers willing to implement new strategies for greater financial gain. Applications will focus on...