Defining a Breeding Season is Crucial for Beef Herds
There is a long and ever growing list of management strategies that have the potential to make cow calf operations more profitable. Many of these strategies relate in some way to more efficiently meeting the nutritional needs of the herd, the number one cost associated with maintaining a cow herd, or more effectively marketing the calf crop produced.
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Most veterinarians and animal scientists agree a bull should be checked before every breeding season.
Bedding study pinpoints differences in beef cattle performance, value
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A study of how varying amounts of bedding provided to feedlot cattle affected their performance and market value conducted during two winters in North Dakota was summarized as the opening presentation at the 2014 cattle feeder clinics sponsored by the Extension Service.
Vegetarian or omnivore: The environmental implications of diet
Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.
The argument that a vegetarian diet is more planet-friendly than a carnivorous one is straightforward: If we feed plants to animals, and then eat the animals, we use more resources and produce more greenhouse gases than if we simply eat the plants. As with most arguments about our food supply, though, it’s not that simple.
Beef industry needs ALL types of sustainability
National Provisioner Online
Today “sustainable” is a popular word with varying definitions, but I go back to my farm roots to define the word as, “can we continue doing this in the way we have been doing it?”
Zoetis Introduces One Shot BVD
Zoetis today announced the addition of ONE SHOT® BVD to its comprehensive vaccine portfolio. The new vaccine helps provide combined respiratory protection against Mannheimia haemolytica and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) Types 1 and 2 viruses in a single dose.
There is a lot of misinformation about the beneficial or detrimental effects cattle may have on land. This is unfortunate. Various groups often have serious disagreements depending on whether they see cattle as beneficial or detrimental to the land. Often both groups are sincere and in fact, both may be correct in their viewpoints.