Nutrition and management of newly received cattle
Alfredo DiCostanzo and Grant Crawford University
Farm and Ranch Guide
Impact of reduced herd size, further affected by the drought in southern states, the possibility of herd expansion, and attractive fed cattle prices are putting pressure on feeder calf supply.
The Twilight Zone of Test-Tube Meat
Where is Rod Serling when you need him?
OK, I know he’s been taking a dirt nap for the last 35 years or so. But given the nightmarish alliance now in place between radical environmentalists, animal rightists, and mad meat scientists, the master storyteller of fright and horror needs to be exhumed for one last show.
Healthy Cows Produce Healthy Calves
Most operations have some sort of herd health program. Every outfit lays a claim to shot giving, pour-on strategies or a program that takes in the big picture of complete herd health.
Docile cattle win Jerseyville couple’s affection
Doe-eyed and gentle, Aussie breed Murray Greys became the cattle of choice for Wisteria Farms’ Angie and Jeff Nason.
Angie Nason has a private family homestead, named Wisteria Farms, just outside of Jerseyville, where she and her husband raise Murray Grey cattle.
Ranchers Use Social Media to Make Voices Heard
Farmers and ranchers deal with a lot of change. Not only do they have changing weather, they`re also faced with a changing regulatory environment. One way for ranchers to face that change is to get together and talk about it.
US Overtakes Brazil As World’s No. 1 Beef Exporter
Where’s the beef? It’s in the U.S.A, son.
So the weak dollar did work. The stronger Brazilian real in relation to the dollar has made Brazilian beef a little less competitive overseas and U.S. cattle country is one of its benefactors of that exchange rate.
Marketing the 2011 calf crop for best results
Farm and Ranch Guide
The decade ending in 2010 will likely be recognized as the last decade during which the beef industry experienced defined cyclical changes in beef cow inventories and prices (the traditional beef cattle cycle).
Farm Bureau honors newlyweds for Excellence in Agriculture
New River Valley couple Jason and Paige Pratt will never forget 2011.
They were married May 28, she went to work at Virginia Tech on June 1, and they were named statewide winners of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s Excellence in Agriculture Award last month.
Amid drought, Texas ranches shipping cattle to other states
Fort Worth Star Telegram
This week, rancher Donnell Brown will do something he never thought his family’s spread would consider.
The 106-year-old R.A. Brown Ranch will ship hundreds of beef cows, bred heifers and bulls 1,300 miles to Montana.
Cattle drives: transportation alternatives
The cattle Business Weekly
Advances in transportation have changed how animals are marketed, but there are still a few producers who choose to trail their livestock to town on sale day.