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Raising Cattle

A resource area for learning more about raising cattle.

Pre-Calving & Calving

Spring calving is just around the corner, providing the promise of a...
Listen to the radio program on spotting the signs of a cow in labor.
Calving season is fast approaching, and there are several steps you...
Some producers are finding fall calving to offer many benefits,...

Taking Care of Your Calves

Bucket calves are a good choice for a 4-H or FFA project
Calving and re-breeding can be a challenge. These tips will help.
Paying attention to these details really pays off when it’s time to...
Everyday details can lead to calf health challenges

Getting started

An Idaho ranch raise cattle with a gentle nature despite their looks.
With so many breeds available, how do you choose which is best for...

Feeding and grazing

Rotational grazing benefits both your pastures and your herd.
Proactive fly control, water access, and a supplementation program...

Handling your herd

Expectations of tight beef cattle supplies and strong demand push...
Electric fencing may be the most important tool a livestock producer...

Healthy herds

Break the horn fly life cycle this spring to avoid being robbed of...
Rate your cows to ensure they're in the best shape possible.