Salvaging Leftover Pumpkins for Beef Cattle
Karla H. Jenkins
University of Nebraska
Cattle producers are always looking for ways to reduce feed costs for beef cattle production. One possibility is to use commodities that are available at salvage value.
The Top 10 reasons a farmer wouldn’t survive city life
10. People stare at your Stetson and ignore the kid with the safety pins through his eyebrow.
Your Success Comes From Pasture Plant Structure and Quality and Animals’ Grazing Skills
In general, the more livestock eat, the more weight they gain or milk they produce. Thus, forage intake is key to animal performance. Agronomists manage for plant density and height to ensure livestock maximize intake. While this plant structure emphasisis important, intake is not dictated by structure alone. Forage quality, current nutritional state, and experience also affect forage intake by livestock.
The Veterinary Feed Directive: what does it all mean?
Dr. Heidi Ward
In 1996, Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) for the approval and marketing of new animal drugs and medicated feeds. Before that time, drugs used in the animal industry were either over-the-counter or prescription-based. The ADAA created a new category of products called veterinary feed directive drugs (VFD drugs).
Cattle Can Have A Postive Impact On The Environment
The Earth has always had large numbers of grazing animals, and they play a key role in ensuring the ecosystem functions properly, but human activity and climate change have drastically lowered their populations in the wild.
New head of animal science says UW right fit
Tri State Livestock News
Mike Day became head of the Department of Animal Science the end of July, ending his career with The Ohio State University and beginning a new one at the University of Wyoming.
Celebrating Agriculture on Labor Day
The Voice of Agriculture
The first Labor Day celebration was a big parade held on September 5, 1882 in New York City. Organized by trade unions to impress employers and politicians, it overlooked farmers even though 49 percent of American workers were employed on farms at the time. In 1894, Labor Day became a national holiday by an act of Congress.