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  • Sep 21

    Beginning Grazing School 2021

    September 21, 2021 – October 22, 2021 Online sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm from Sept, 21st to Oct. 14th. In person sessions will be held on October 22nd from 9:00am to 4:30pm Online and In-person at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) or Lake City Research Center

    Farmers and landowners who graze dairy, livestock and small ruminant animals, and want the latest animal and forage research on grazing management.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: On-farm Considerations

    Published on June 3, 2021

    In the third session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Jerad Jaborek (Michigan State University) and Garth Ruff (Ohio State University) share some on-farm considerations for beef on dairy cattle. Jerad begins by reviewing a on-farm survey about current beef on dairy practices on dairy farms in the Midwestern U.S. Jerad also explains how to interpret beef cattle expected progeny differences (EPD) when selecting a beef sire. Jerad discusses the importance of proper nutrition, including colostrum, calf starter, and the transition to a feedlot ration. Garth discusses some of the marketing options with beef on dairy calves and techniques or management practices that can be implemented to capture additional value.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: Beef Genetics and Sire Selection

    Published on June 3, 2021

    In the second session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Chip Kemp (American Simmental Association and International Genetics Solutions) discusses some hurdles, facts and what-ifs regarding beef on dairy production. As Chip begins, he shares the past history leading up to the current situation we have with beef on dairy cattle production from a sire selection standpoint. Chip highlights traits that producers need to be selecting for when choosing a beef sire to successfully create a profitable crossbred dairy beef calf. Chip briefly discusses a few different marketing avenues, as well as other resources, such as the IGS feeder profit calculator.

  • JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool Webinar

    Published on June 3, 2021

    Dr. Jerad Jaborek introduces the JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool and highlights the differences between the old and new contracts available for Holstein cattle feeders to market their finished Holstein steers with JBS. Jerad also discusses some of the implications of the basis and dressing percentage changes on cattle value, as well as the implications of the seasonality of the choice/select spread price.

  • Farmland Rent Considerations

    Published on February 10, 2020
    Farmland Rent Considerations focuses on understanding what factors should be considered on land rent negotiations and the tools to help in that decision.

  • Beef cattle implants: Facts, safety, economics & sustainability

    Published on April 24, 2017
    The cattle cycle seems to have found new life after more than decade of erratic behavior. With return to a “new normal”, it’s time to tighten the belt and look at ways to improve the bottom line.

  • Comparing Holstein and beef breed cattle cutouts

    Published on May 16, 2017
    Beef from finished Holstein finished steers has many desirable characteristics and provides a consistent product

  • Preconditioning beef calves: the numbers don’t lie!

    Published on September 6, 2011
    Calf preconditioning reduce calf health risk, encourages repeat buying and increases farm income.

  • Corn stover harvest can help supply winter beef cow diets

    Published on September 28, 2012
    Corn stover can reduce drought impact for beef herds.

  • A new way of thinking

    Published on August 11, 2011
    Don’t be afraid to step outside of your box when it comes to products, and marketing.

  • Planning and managing direct marketing opportunities for beef

    Published on December 21, 2020
    Management is key to finishing cattle at the proper time for small meat processing appointments.

  • Pricing standing corn silage

    Published on August 19, 2019
    This article describes a method to help determine a starting point for short-term sales; it is not intended to be used for long-term contracts.

  • Managing the feed bunk for improved cattle performance

    Published on June 15, 2021
    The art of cattle feeding takes years of experience to master but understanding the science of feed bunk management can greatly shorten the learning curve.

  • Grass finished beef marketing update

    Published on March 20, 2015
    The grass fed beef industry is a growing industry and many producers are searching for information on current market prices. This article will shed some light on sources of information for the grass-fed beef producer.

  • Michigan grass fed beef production update

    Published on February 8, 2016
    Information on grass fed beef production is now available right at MSU, in fact MSU has become known as one of the research leaders in the grass finished beef industry.

  • Beef cow culling with focus on udder confirmation

    Published on March 22, 2013
    Beef cow udder scoring allows producers to make better culling and replacement decisions.

  • Calf weaning time - Preparing for the celebration

    Published on September 26, 2013
    Weaning beef calf strategies.

  • Farmers markets offer opportunity for livestock producers to sell directly to consumers

    Published on October 7, 2011
    Consumers are seeking out locally produced meat products

  • Comparison tool for JBS high-energy Holstein contracts

    Published on April 8, 2021
    Comparison tool for JBS high-energy Holstein contracts.

  • Balancing beef cow rations helps producers survive high feed costs

    Published on July 11, 2013
    Beef cow feed cost savings.