Key performance indicators (KPI) are measurements that cow/calf producers can use to evaluate a variety of factors that are crucial to their operation's success. By keeping good financial records, ranch owners/operators can know if they are meeting key performance indicator targets. This publication outlines target levels and calculations for 13 KPIs based on analysis of herd data from sources including:Hundreds of herds in the Beef Cow-calf SPAThe authors researchThe experience working with individual ranch owners and managers(3 pages)
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Raising chickens is a great youth project for beginners to livestock showing. This publication will teach you the advantages of starting with show broilers.
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(This course meets the requirements of TCEQ for CAFO operators located in the dairy outreach program area (DOPA). Successful completion by correctly answering all test questions for each module provides one hour of initial or continuing education training required by the TCEQ.)
A producer can use a bear put spread to hedge against a falling market. This publication discusses how a bear put spread works, the net price received by using a bear put spread, margin requirements, and why you should consider a bear put spread. (5 pages.)
A producer can use a bull call spread when trying either to protect or to benefit from a rising market. This publication discusses how a bull call spread works, margin requirements, and why you should consider a bull call spread. (3 pages).
The purpose of this publication is to provide valuable information when developing a vaccination protocol. Vaccines stimulate an animal’s immune system to produce a protective response against bacteria, viruses, and parasites if they are exposed. The effectiveness of vaccines in stimulating an immune response will vary, which is why your veterinarian’s advice is important. (2 […]