Baxter Black, DVM: MAKIN’ A LIVIN’ IN THE COW BIDNESS
An interviewer asked me how one can make a living in the cow business. Actually he said, “As we’re heading into the next couple years with declining cattle numbers and steady prices, how do you think you should position yourself to take advantage of the market?”
Treating Retained Placenta
Dr. Ken McMillan
This year, when we had a cow with a retained placenta, he said to watch it for a few days and call him if it did not come out. It did and the cow was fine.
Grassley Presses EPA for Review
Hoosier AG Today
He is pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to make a good faith effort to review industry comments, studies, and economic analysis on the impact of proposed rules on dust.
Midwest cattle ranchers brace livestock for heavy storms
The Missourian reports cattlemen are fighting early snowstorms to supply cattle with food and water to prepare for more serious blizzard conditions.
Bring It On, Oprah!
Oprah and her 378 staff members announced that they are GOING VEGAN for one week. “The Challenge is on! No meat, no milk, no animal anything.”
While the promo to tomorrow’s episode may only be highlighting a diet without meat, milk, eggs; the "no animal anything" caught my attention.
Economic forces now favor yearlings
Dillon M. Feuz
Tri State Livestock News
With the current price of corn in Omaha, NE over $6 per bushel and futures market projections showing it may stay there for some time, and with feedlot total cost per pound of gain now approaching $1.00, there are new incentives to try and add weight to calves outside of feedlots.
Cattle numbers rising on Kansas ranches
The Wichita Eagle
The total number of cattle and calves on Kansas farms and ranches as of Jan. 1 was up 5 percent from a year ago, at 6.3 million.
As of Jan. 1, compared to last Jan. 1: cows and heifers that have calved were up 3 percent, at 1.60 million; beef cows were up 3 percent, at 1.48 million; milk cows were up 5 percent, at 122,000 head; bulls over 500 pounds were unchanged at 90,000.
Bull Selection: Establishing Benchmarks
Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech
Expected Progeny Differences have proven to be the most effective tool for genetic improvement of beef cattle. The majority of the genetic progress within a beef herd is accomplished through sire selection, and therefore EPDs play a primary role in identifying and purchasing bulls.
Horse or ATV for Ranch Work? Six questions that might help you decide
Landowners seem fairly evenly split when they are asked if they prefer horses or all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for on-ranch transportation. Here are 6 questions to ask before you buy.
New Study Shows 4-H’ers More Likely to Contribute than Peers
Recent findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H.