Is Your Wisconsin Beef Operation Profitable?

Profitability is in the eye of the beholder. Raising beef may be about many things, and for some, profit is not chief among them. Be honest with yourself. Is the beef operation contributing to your family’s finances? How much do you want your family income to subsidize the beef operation? Turning a profit in a […]

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Caution When Grazing Drought-Stressed Cornstalks This Fall

Producers with access to harvested cornfields have a feed resource that can be used to stretch pasture and stored forage supplies this fall. Due to drought stress during the 2012 growing season, it is important to consider grazing and herd management strategies in relation to potential issues with high nitrates in cornstalks.  Recently, University of Nebraska Beef Extension […]

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Steer to Steak Workshop to be held in June

Few cattlemen have the chance to follow cattle once they leave the farm through the process of becoming beef. The Steer to Steak Workshop will be offered this June in Viroqua, WI to provide this unique opportunity to cattle producers.  The program is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Extension; Premier Meats, Inc.; and Wisconsin Beef […]

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Science vs. Fiction: Lean Finely Textured Beef

The past few weeks have been a firestorm of media attention on the controversy surrounding pink slime, a.k.a lean finely textured beef.  It is disappointing a two words strung together – pink + slime can have this much of an impact.  And the science behind the procedure and implications are not driving the reaction but […]

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Wisconsin updates guidelines for Beef and Dairy Quality Assurance Program

Wisconsin Beef and Dairy Quality Assurance Program is now offering farmers several options to re-certify for the program.   One way to become re-certified is to obtain a minimum of 3 hours of continuing education credits (CEC) by attending an approved UW Extension education program.  Upcoming programs which would qualify for this program would include the […]

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Marketing cattle to be the focus of UW Extension Cattle Feeders Clinics in February

In the last year, cattle feeders have witnessed record high commodity cattle prices as well as continued volatility in the grain markets. Wisconsin cattle feeders who are seeking information on how to manage their risk or learn about alternative cattle feeding options should attend this year’s cattle feeder clinics. The clinics will be held in seven locations throughout the state the week of February 13, 2012 and will provide information relevant to both beef and dairy beef feeders.

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