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Livestock Production

Welcome to the Golden Plains Area, Livestock Production page, your resource for information, research and news for your livestock operation.

Current News Releases

Nitrates in Livestock Feeds

Nitrate Testing Only as Good as the Sample (10/6/2020)

Utilizing High-Nitrate Forages (9/18/2020)

Nitrates in Livestock Feeds (7/22/2020)

Drought, Plan Your Response

Mouthing Cows for Culling (9/29/2020)

Drought, Plan Your Response (7/15/2020)

Animal Biosecurity and Disease Concerns in 2020

Animal Biosecurity Guidance for CSU Extension

Infectious Diseases of Importance for Summer of 2020


Livestock Handling and Management with

COVID-19 in Mind

For more information, click on the links below

Cattle Processing in an Unusual Year

Spring Processing & Turn Out

Beef Cattle Conception Rates and Feed Supplements

Tips for Achieving Higher A.I. Conception

Feeding Whole Soybeans to Cattle

Colorado Beef Research Report

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Here is the new Colorado Beef Research Report from CSU. Find out about the highlights of beef research going on it CSU.

Small Flock Sheep Producer’s Resource
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A new resource has been created by CSU Extension. Raising a Small Flock of Sheep is an informative resource whether you are raising 4-H sheep projects or wanting to diversify and add sheep to your operation.

Beef Quality Assurance

Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers on how common sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions.  Click on the logo for information and upcoming programs.

Pork Checkoff Documents

USDA African Swine Fever Documents

GPA Livestock Facebook Page

GPA Livestock Articles