Managing Newly Purchased Yearling Bulls

Twig Marston
Extension Beef Specialist
Department of Animal Sciences and Industry
Kansas State University, Manhattan


Yearling bulls represent a large commitment to beef operations. Besides their purchase price, they are the future genetic material of the herd that can …

Feeding and Managing Cull Cows

Dry Lotting

Some basic elements that should be evaluated before feeding cows include facilities and equipment. Since cows are substantially larger than most feedlot steers they will require more bunk space. Most recommendations suggest between 20 and 24 inches …

Preparing for the Calving Season


Calving is one of the most important times on the production calendar. Management decisions made prior to this period can influence success at calving and ultimately profitability of an operation.


The last trimester of pregnancy is when the …