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June 1999



IMPLANT STRATEGIES
Many management practices have been developed over the years that significantly help performance and productivity in beef cattle. Of the various practices adopted by many operations one of the most effective, if not THE most effective is the use of growth implants in suckling calves, young growing cattle and finishing steers and heifers destined for slaughter.


IMPLANT STRATEGIES Part 2
Using growth promoting implants is one of the most cost effective methods of enhancing cattle gain and efficiency of gain. Implants enhance protein deposition while diminishing fat accretion.


BISON GLUT TEACHES SOME LESSONS
Not too many years ago, the American Bison, or Buffalo if you prefer, was on the verge of extinction. Years of hunting, fencing of range and encroaching civilization had all but wiped out this bovine species that, at one time, roamed the ranges of the American west in the millions.


A COMMON DILEMMA
There are plenty of good marketing reasons for short breeding seasons that can all contribute to adding income to a production operation, but the advantages don't stop with just marketing.


ON BECOMING ONE OF THE X GENERATION
I have joined the X generation. I am a “cell phone” owner and I will be able to communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime -- if I can just remember all those code numbers that are required to make the thing work.


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