Understanding Dosage and Storing
Southern Livestock Standard
Operating costs continue to rise, making it more critical than ever for producers to ensure they are getting optimal results from their cattle dewormer. To get the best result, it pays to dose and store the product correctly since both factors can affect product efficacy.
Sorting cows for more efficient winter supplemental feeding
Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension animal scientist
Cow calf producers in the Southern Plains are searching for every management strategy that will improve the efficiency of the feeding program for their cow herds. Drought-shortened pastures and reduced and/or expensive hay supplies mean that feed wastage must be eliminated.
Drought-Stressed Corn Silage For Beef Cows
Due to the summer drought, many producers chopped drought-stressed corn for silage. Corn silage from drought-stressed corn is excellent livestock feed, although several management issues must be considered.
Clone on the Range
Melissa Del Bosque
In the scientific world, however, the quest to perfect the technique, and to profit from it, was just getting started. The Edinburgh-based Roslin Institute, which cloned Dolly, sold its patents to a Scottish biotech firm, which eventually went bankrupt.
Farming Economics: A good life that pays those willing to work
Steve Wilson, 34, is doing the work he likes best: farming.
"I’ve lived on a farm my whole life. I didn’t consider any other careers. This is what I wanted to do and I’m doing it. I’m very blessed."
Arkansas drought worsens, some cattle producers hauling water
Delta Farm Press
Worsening drought is prompting some Arkansas cattle producers to do more than just haul hay to feed their herds: Now they’re hauling in water.
Beef herd continues to shrink amid drought, soaring feed costs
Drought in the Southern Plains and several years of high feed prices have discouraged beef producers enough that the U.S. cattle herd continues to shrink, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says.
Hay test can lead to more efficient feeding during drought
North Texas E-News
An inexpensive hay test can offer the best guidance as to how much supplemental feed is required for a beef cattle herd, and at the same time, save ranchers money, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.
Winter Feed Cost Challenge
Kim Watson Potts
This winter may bring cattle producers even more challenges in terms of weather and keeping
winter feed costs in check. Hay supplies were pushed this summer and fall as grazable forage was limited in drought-ravaged areas, forcing not only liquidation but feeding of hay earlier than expected.
Demand for ag degrees driven by students, employers
Tri State Livestock News
With record-breaking enrollment and graduation numbers being posted by multiple western universities, and a high demand for graduates in both traditional and recently developed areas of study, the future appears to be bright for college graduates with a degree in agriculture.