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ISSUE DATE: 09/07/2009

Managment ensures good transition from cow to feedyard

By Jennifer Bremer

Ensuring that a calf's transition from weaning to the feedlot is smooth is the primary job of a stocker operation. However, that transition can often times be a challenging one.

Proper management of these cattle post-weaning can make the difference on the bottom line.

Initial transition

Dale Blasi, director of the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Unit, said cow-calf producers can help the transition for their calves from the cow to the stocker producer by ensuring those calves have gone through a low-stress weaning period.

"Weaning is an important time for the calves and stress can lead to a weaker immune system, thus creating other problems that will ultimately reduce the value of a calf as it ultimately reaches harvest ," he said. "For example, fenceline weaning is one such management tool that helps minimize stress."


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A&M names interim president after Murano resigns
Agriland offers hands-on opportunities to learn about ag
Area meetings reveal strong rural attitudes
Foundation has opportunities for teachers, students
Gridiron great Terry Bradshaw to address Farm Bureau
Kansas Department of Commerce accepting nominations for Agritourism Advisory Council
Keep the family farming: Kansas farm family finds ways to capitalize on individual strengths
Management and Alternative Marketing Options bus tour set for Oct. 8
Mediation efforts earn UW professor Friend of Agriculture Award
Missouri broadening efforts against agricultural thefts
NDA funds vegetation management proposal
New clue found to disappearing honey bees
Noting increase in farming fatalities, group urges workers to use safety programs, precautions
Platte River Reservoir system makes significant gains, future depends on snowfall
Platte River symposium set Oct. 14 and 15 at Kearney
Prime time for mosquitoes to transmit West Nile virus
RASCOE annual meeting held in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Researchers study factors that regulate vaccination efficiency
Secretary of Ag awards more than $4.2 million for woody biomass utilization projects
Strawberry gender decided by two genes, not one
Study shows ARS device is highly effective at controlling ticks that spread lyme disease
TDA selects non-profit for broadband study
U.S. agriculture interests split over energy bill
Upcoming KSU ag events
Urban drivers should show caution sharing the road with farm equipment
USDA asks public for comments, schedules public meeting on CRP
UW extension service adds energy coordinator
Vilsack announces availability of value added producer grants
Vilsack announces Missouri conversion facility first with BCAP producer payments
Vilsack launches retooled loan assistance for individuals and businesses in struggling agriculture i
With biobased additives, ARS scientists "just say no!" to petroleum
Wyoming delegation champions landmark agriculture and open space conservation bill


APS Foundation awardees honored at 2009 annual meeting¬ 
Before planting wheat, check equipment condition
Colorado wheat farmers should test seed for germination
CSP holding public meetings across Kansas
Drought causing historic cotton losses
Early September best to treat perennial weeds
Emergency rule approved to help corn growers affected by aflatoxin
Entomologist: Chilli thrips are here and hungry for your plants
Experimental chickpeas fend off caterpillar pest
Fall harvest--where to put it?
Farmers find aphids in soybean fields
Grasshopper infestation raises toxic beetle worry
Grasshoppers got you hoppin' mad?
Green June beetles a menace to North Texas vineyards
Ibach announces next step for "Nebraska Our Best to You" program
Kansas man bags sunflower harvest
Low levels of soybean rust spotted in six counties
More insect pests to be monitored
NCC responds to WTO cotton ruling
Researchers study benefits of grain harvesting device
Richardson pushes imports to Cuba
Small grain from Ethiopia has potential for Nebraska
Take the Virtual Wheat Tour online
Texas revises cotton destruction regulations
Vilsack announces millions for rural water projects


AHA announces fall 2009 Gold TPR Breeders
Angus champions selected at 2009 Iowa State Fair
Beef Producers Seminar set for Oct. 27
CAB Colvin Scholarship offers $9,000 to students
Cattle price volatility will continue, says economist
CCA: The effects of agriculture in Colorado
Consumer Beef Index shows positive upswings in beef attitudes
Dairy farming declining in Montana
Grasshopper infestation forces livestock sales
Hereford breeders gather in Kansas City for annual meeting
Hereford Herdsman of the Year announced
K-State to host producer training aimed at worm control in sheep, goats
K-State vet urges cattle producers to watch for pinkeye
Livestock producers should know environmental regulations
Management ensures good transition from cow to feedyard
MU Extension Beef Tour draws 275 to grass farms between Salem and Rolla
National Farm-City Council selects animal agriculture as 2009 annual symposium topic
No new bovine TB cases found in Nebraska testing
Schweitzer: Wolf hunts shouldn't be stopped
Sonora Ram Test starts Sept. 14 and 15
St. Joseph tannery notified of water violations
Stockgrowers prepare for annual convention
Three poultry science faculty honored
UW Extension plans sheep shearing school near Pavillion
Veterinarian discusses importance of biosecurity


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Johanns looks for cap-and-trade answers
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Australian green feed system launches in U.S.
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New sunflower hybrids available
Sharing the road


Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction report
Autumn is approaching
Clovis livestock auction report
Cool weather slows crop maturity
Crop maturity still behind normal
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry weather helps small grains progress
Ericson livestock auction report
Faith livestock sales report
Fifth cutting of alfalfa complete
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay trading slow
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin Regional cattle sales report
Late season crops in good condition
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay prices remain steady
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Producers delay small grain planting in hopes of rain
Row crop progress continues to lag
Salina cattle auction report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
South Central direct sheep
Soybean disease, cool temps cause concern
Soybeans begin turning yellow
Soybeans see most losses for week
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Unseasonably cool temperatures continue across state
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report


A second cutting of bromegrass
Colorado rancher gives up 61-year-old grazing permit
Cool season grass fertility
Grazing studies' value limited without human factor
Jim Gerrish featured speaker at grazing workshop
NRCS offers grazing management and stockmanship clinic
Prowers County Tamarisk Project gets underway


4-H educator joins Sweetwater County Extension office
A taste for tart
Addressing lawn disease problems, chinch bugs in buffalograss
Children have to learn to be dog's best friend
Despite green summer lawns, time to think of fall fertilization
Fairview FFA members attend leadership camp
Family members in difficult situations
Fescue may not be the answer
Food "tattoos" an alternative to labels for identifying fruit
Horticulture field day planned for Sept. 2 in Colby
Horticulture update Set for Sept. 3 at K-State's Ag Research Center-Hays
It is hard to pick a chicken (or a duck)
Linden ideal for big families
Meditation for 9-7-09
New math and science curricula has 'wildlife' connection
Next Year-Joe Kreger Poem
Nutrition plays big part in student success
Older adults face increasing credit card debt
Pine trees checking out for the summer
Plant essential oil eyed as mosquito, ant repellent
Powell brown bag seminars include raising herbs, investing, research tools
Renters insurance is an essential 'school supply'
Texas AgriLife experts offer tips on protecting livestock from wildfire
Upcoming KSU horticultural events
UW Extension horticulturist receives national honor

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