Topics include (1) Selection Aids, (2) Brahman Influence Characteristics, (3) Matching Heifers to the Environment, and (4) Heifer Temperament.
Discussion on the importance of good disposition in the beef industry and how to select for it.
A study was conducted to evaluate how traditional and conservation tillage planting methods for winter forages affect forage growth and nutrient runoff.
The best management practices that apply most directly to the beef industry are in this publication. A brief description, purpose and conditions to which the practice applies are given for each of the BMPs listed. (PDF Format Only)
This study was done to determine the effects of broiler litter and commercial fertilizer applied to bermudagrass pastures on animal performance.
Dry cow management is an integral part of total herd management. There are five keys to maintaining an excellent dry cow program.
The effect of ill temperament on heifer growth and development would be important to assess as early in the animal’s life as possible for making decisions regarding female herd replacements.
A large percentage of reported sources of water quality impairments in Louisiana are related to what is collectively known as nonpoint-source pollution. This source of pollution is a result of stormwater runoff from land uses including agricultural fields, construction, urban areas, forestry and any other source that can’t be directly correlated with the impairment.
Over the past 30 years, U.S. cattle producers have seen a tremendous change in cow body weights. Data from the National Agriculture Statistics Service indicate that between 1975 and 2005, carcass weights of bulls have increased 223 pounds; cows, 146 pounds; steers, 144 pounds; and heifers, 194 pounds.