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Beef Cattle Production Best Management Practices
Beef Cattle Production Best Management Practices

The best management practices that apply most directly to the beef industry are in this publication. A brief description, purpose and conditions to which the practice applies are given for each of the BMPs listed. (PDF Format Only)

Impact of Moderate and High Weaning Weight EPD Sires on Cow Productivity
Photo of calves being weaned

Expected progeny differences for growth traits are well documented and used by a large segment of the beef cattle industry. Calf weaning weight is greatly influenced by genetic potential for growth, therefore verification of how reliable weaning weight EPDs are on commercial cow herds needs to be studied.

Does Ryegrass Variety Matter in a Beef Stocker Program?
Cattle Grazing Ryegrass in North Louisiana

Research conducted by the LSU AgCenter in the 1980s clearly revealed a profit potential for stocker beef production in Louisiana. Annual ryegrass has the productivity during the cooler parts of the year (late-fall, winter, and spring) and the nutritional quality necessary for growing beef animals to play a major role in most Louisiana beef stocker programs.

Monthly Beef Cattle Management Calendar & Workbook
Monthly Beef Cattle Management Calendar & Workbook

This publication is intended to be a reminder of beef cattle management practices thought to be appropriate for each month of the year. If referred to frequently each month, it could also be considered a workbook for beef cattle management. (PDF Format Only)

Fertilizer Sources on Bermudagrass Pastures for Stocker Grazing
Title slide of presentation
This study was done to determine the effects of broiler litter and commercial fertilizer applied to bermudagrass pastures on animal performance.
Evaluation of Angus-, Brangus-, Gelbvieh-, Gelbray-sired and F1 Brahman x Hereford Females for Cow-Calf Production
Cow with her calf
The objective of this study was to compare three-breed cross females (Angus-, Brangus-,Gelbvieh- and Gelbray-sired) with contemporary first cross (F1) Brahman x Hereford females for reproductive and maternal performance.
Forage Tour Provides Glimpse at Production Techniques
Forage Tour
Forage producers toured three different operations this week to learn the latest techniques in the production and use of high-quality grass to support the livestock operations in central and northwestern Louisiana.
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