Cow-Calf Production in the U.S. Corn Belt

SKU: MWPS-66
Price: $40.00

Cow-Calf Production in the U.S. Corn Belt was written for cow-calf operations in the corn belt, but includes topics that are directly applicable beyond the midwest! 

This handbook pulls the multiple facets of cow-calf production into a single resource that can be used as an educational tool for Extension educators, classroom for beef production, or as a reference for a producer interested in learning more on a variety of topics.

Topics include:
  • Farmstead Planning
  • Fences and Gates
  • Lots and Housing
  • Harsh Environments
  • Handling Facilities
  • Manure Management
  • Feeds and Feed Storage
  • Forage Management
  • Body Condition Score and Reproduction
  • Nutritional Management
  • Breeding Programs
  • Calving Management and Herd Health
  • Non-ambulatory (Downer) Animals, Euthanasia, and Proper Disposal
  • Arthropod and Vertebrate Pests
  • Predators
  • Beef Operation, Safety, and Health
  • Value Added Marketing
  • Cow Herd Management Calendar

Illustrations and photographs, 52 tables, 10 appendixes, examples, case studies, resources, and index.

ASABE Blue Ribbon Award

272 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, 2011
ISBN 0-89373-107-2