Profit Tips

Input costs are a continual challenge to the beef cattle industry. Analyzing inputs against value of production can improve profit potential in the cow/calf, backgrounding, and feedlot enterprises. Following are management strategies to consider that influence input costs.

Cow/Calf

  1. Feeding and Marketing Cull Cows 
    Rick Funston, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  2. Low Cost Heifer Development Strategies 
    Rick Funston, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  3. Condition Score Cows Early 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  4. Keep Heifer Development Costs In Check 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  5. Manage Body Condition by Timing Weaning 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  6. Feeding Cull Cows may be an Effective Marketing and Management Strategy 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  7. Mineral Considerations for Beef Cows 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  8. Forage Feeding Losses Can Add Up 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  9. Cow/Calf Management Systems to Attack Feed Costs 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  10. Balancing Timing of Hay Harvest on Subsequent Forage Productivity 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  11. Testing Forages for Quality Can Save Dollars When Designing Feeding Programs for the Herd 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  12. Understanding a Forage Analysis 
    Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  13. Matching Milk Production and Cow Size to Resources 
    Mat Spangler, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  14. Cornstalk Grazing can Reduce Feed Costs 
    Aaron Stalker, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  15. Purchase Protein Supplements after Comparing Options on a Cost per Pound of Protein Basis 
    Aaron Stalker, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  16. Storing Grain Byproducts 
    Aaron Stalker, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  17. Save on Delivery Costs by Decreasing the Frequency of Protein Supplementation 
    Aaron Stalker, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE

Feedlot

  1. Cattle Health Management Mistakes to Avoid 
    Dee Griffin & Dave Smith, Extension Veterinarians, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  2. Managing Winter Cattle Facilities to Enhance Comfort 
    Terry Mader, Emeriti Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, Concord, NE
  3. Managing Cattle Facilities To Minimize Mud 
    Terry Mader, Emeriti Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, Concord, NE
  4. Feed Delivery and Feed Bunk Management 
    Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  5. Feed Quality, Feed Storage, and Feed Loss Management 
    Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  6. Feed Additives 
    Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  7. Grain Processing 
    Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  8. The Importance of Good Records in Feedlot Management 
    Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  9. Implants 
    Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE