Beef Cattle Information

NCBA works hard to bring the newest information to its producers. The articles below vary in topic and will educate cattlemen and women on the different aspects in everyday cattle ranching.

The Beef Cattle Information PDF articles are available for download through Adobe Acrobat Reader (click here to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader). If you have questions about a particular article or would like more educational materials, please contact NCBA Producer Education by phone at 303-850-3338 or by email.

Recent National Cattlemen Articles

Profitable Cows: A Job Description

Why Keep Records on Your Cow Herd?

Factors Influencing Cow Longevity

Animal Selection: The Genomics Revolution

Supplementation of Heifers: Protein vs. Energy?

What are the Factors that Influence Weaning Weights of Calves?

Why Too Much Rainfall Decreases Forage Quality and Cattle Performance  

Advice from the Experts on Working with Your Ag Lender

Controlling Horn Flies on Pastured Cattle

Science vs. Pseudoscience; How Can You Tell

Pennsylvania Dairy Farm Realizes the Benefits of Dairy Beef Quality Assurance

Evaluating Skeletal Structure When Purchasing Your Next Replacement Bull

Using Good Stockmanship Skills to Move Heifers

Are Beef Cattle Producers Using the Available Technologies?

Self-fed Supplements Provide Nutritional Benefits for Cattle

How Winter Nutrition Influences Cow Production

The Importance of Beef Quality Assurance

Weeds in Our Pasture

The Effect of Horn Flies on Cattle Behavior

What Skills Should a New Graduate Possess 

Beef Demand Infographic

World Trade Organization - An Inside Look    

Supplementing Trace Minerals to My Cow Herd 

How Has the Beef Industry Made Progress Over the Last 25 Years?

Lost Opportunities

Lost Opportunities Identified by National Beef Quality Audit

Why Should I Keep Records on My CowHerd?

The Cow that Stole Christmas

Cattle Checklist After a Flood: Issues to Consider 

Animal Feed vs. Human Food: Challenges & Opportunities in Sustaining Animal Agriculture Toward 2050- 2013  

Beef from Market Cows- 2013 

It's Time to Wean This Year's Calf Crop-2013 

The Role of Technology in Raising Beef- 2013 

Tips to Consider in Selecting Replacement Heifers- 2013 

What's on Your Seasonal Checklist?- 2013 

Why You Should Conduct a Bull Breeding Soundness Exam- 2013  

2007-2012 Information

Delivering Genomics Technology to the Beef Industry, April 2012

Prepare a Strategic Plan, Jan. 2008

Make the Most of Your Pasture, March 2008

 Back to Basics: Cow-Calf Resource Manual Available, April 2008

Ranch Biosecurity as a Weed Control Measure, May 2008

When Should I Not Ship Cows, May 2008

Minerals Make the Meal, June 2008

Feeding Drought Corn Silage to Beef Cows, Dec. 2007






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