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The Cattle Connection

The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Start Selecting 2018 Illinois Performance Tested Bulls

Posted by Travis Meteer - Genetics

Seedstock breeders in Illinois should be identifying bulls they plan to consign to the 2018 Illinois Performance Tested (IPT) Bull Sale. The IPT Bull Sale is the leadoff event for the annual Illinois Beef Expo. The sale is scheduled for Thursday, February 22 nd at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The sale accepts older as well as younger bulls, with a birth date range fr...

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Looking at 2-Step Weaning

This post is authored by Kendi Sayre, intern at University of Illinois Orr Beef Research Center. It is that time of year again when producers are preparing to wean their early born calves. Other than calving, weaning can be one of the most stressful times of the year both on the calf and the cow. Minimizing outside factors that could add more stress is key, but there are also many strat...

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