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The Cattle Connection

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

Do you have cows that are on vacation?

A cow's job is to produce a calf. A profitable cattle operation must produce a merchandisable product. In the cattle business, that means we need calves to sell. The past two years have made getting cows bred challenging. Poor forage quality, stagnant water sources, and extreme heat during the breeding season put stress on cows and bulls. Additionally, the drought forced producers to sa...

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Aflatoxin in Husklage

Aflatoxin: A guide for beef producers

Aflatoxin is the hot topic. Click HERE to read about it from a beef perspective....

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IL drought clinic

Illinois Pasture Drought Clinic

Posted by Travis Meteer -

Please make plans to attend the Illinois Pasture Drought Clinic in Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 25, 2012. Click HERE for the program information...

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Pasture Tips

Posted by Travis Meteer - Grazing

Pastures are green and growing again, giving us a bit of a break from the dry dusty paddocks we have been on all summer. However, it is important to properly manage the regrowth. The growth of cool season grasses can still occur for a few months. Grazing crop residues for the next 45-60 days will...

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Feeding Tips for Drought Stressed Corn Silage

Posted by Travis Meteer - Nutrition

Corn silage is the feed of choice this year as hay and commodity prices sky-rocketed. If you are planning on feeding corn silage to growing or finishing cattle, take a look at this fact sheet. Feeding Drought Stressed Corn Silage to Growing and Finishing Cattle...

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