Feeding Tactics With High Grain Costs
James I. Sprague
Substitute Another Grain, Yes or No?
Over the years we have seen cattle feeders change from their "tried and true" programs to try to find a cheaper source of energy by substituting another grain, often with poor results.
Weather Changes Grazing Plans
Rain kept farmers from planting corn and soybeans for several weeks, but the relatively unprecedented precipitation this spring had another significant consequence: pasture and forage stress.
Branding and Ear Tagging 101
Spring branding has been an event for decades at many a ranch. Some brands, like the 6666, are ingrained in our heritage. One brand, namely the running w of the King Ranch, has even been adopted as a pickup truck line.
Early weaning: Nutrition and cost considerations
Kansas State University
The nutrition of the early weaned (90-120 days of age) calf is not greatly different than that of the normal age (~205 days) calf; however, there are several key factors to consider.
Forage Crops are an Option After Winter Wheat
Hoosier AG Today
Farmers can consider seeding an annual forage crop after their winter wheat, says a Purdue Extension forage specialist.
For growers looking to produce silage crops, he recommended brown midrib sorghum-sudangrass and pearl millet.
USDA Grant to Support New E. coli Research into Cattle’s GI System
University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists are taking their battle against foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7 into the belly of the beast, as it were — hoping to figure out what is in the gut of some livestock that makes them so-called "supershedders" of pathogens.
Cattle rustling a problem in Merced, California
Cattle rustling may be a staple of Western movies and television, but in the Merced and Mariposa areas, it’s still an old-fashioned problem.
Cattle Care Programs Working
Last week – United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States announced an agreement to work together toward the enactment of federally mandated egg production standards. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says cattlemen are rightfully concerned with the recent agreement.
Ironic twist: Cattle die from too much water
Abilene Reporter News
The unrelenting Texas drought has produced a cruelly ironic twist: cattle dying from too much water.
Agriculture officials in parched Texas said Wednesday there are no hard numbers on how many head of cattle have died but reports of deaths from too much water or too little are showing up across the nation’s leading cattle production state.
Register now to attend 21st annual Southern Plains Beef Symposium
Oklahoma State University
Cattle producers looking to place their operations in the best possible position to prosper should register now to attend the 21st annual Southern Plains Beef Symposium on Aug. 13 in Ardmore.