Self-fed Supplements for Range Cattle
John Paterson, Extension Beef Specialist, Montana State University
During the late summer and early fall months, range grasses are deficient in both crude protein and energy for cows in lactation. Because of limited forage quantity and (or) quality, supplemental feeding of protein-energy, minerals and vitamins is practiced by the producer. Nationally, the USDA estimated that ninety four percent of cattle producers utilized pasture or crop residues, while 83% fed hay from November to March and, 49% provided supplements.
New carbon-trading guidelines for livestock
The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s largest carbon offset registry, released version 3.0 of the Livestock Project Protocol, providing updated guidelines for livestock operations to participate in the carbon market. Significant amounts of methane, which is over 21 times more potent to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, can be produced at livestock operations.
Them Against Us – Part IV Under My Thumb – Part 1
“Man-caused global warming is the biggest scam perpetrated against society since time began,” says Jay Lehr, Science Director for the Heartland Institute. “The whole concept behind climate change is fear and control.”
Such a bold statement is music to the ears of folks who have pondered how it’s possible that measly mankind could overwhelm Mother Nature. But, such a confident, sweeping indictment of the global warming movement demands knowing if Lehr is some kind of right-wing crackpot.
NCBA defends cattle ranchers during forum on EPA regulations
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Tamara Thies spoke on behalf of U.S. cattlemen and women yesterday at a forum in Washington, D.C., focused on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on job creation and economic expansion in America’s rural communities. Thies told members of Congress in attendance that the "EPA is waging an unprecedented war" to end animal agriculture production.
Heart Association Lines Up With Producers to Support Healthy Beef-Eating
Animal rights activists may disagree, but beef is delicious. It’s primal and earthy and packed with protein, which is probably why many Americans eat more red meat than they should.
Cows killed, mutilated on Hall County cattle farm
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It’s a crime so cruel and disgusting, it’s hard to imagine anyone doing it. But a 5-year-old pregnant cow found killed and mutilated this week is the latest in a string of animal deaths on a Hall County farm.
EPA Effect on Agriculture Studied
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Tamara Thies spoke on behalf of U.S. cattlemen and women at Wednesday’s forum in Washington, D.C., focused on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on job creation and economic expansion in America’s rural communities.
Cow / Calf Producers – From the Ground Up
“From a cow/calf standpoint, we’re in good shape for numbers. The cow herd is down, which, supply and demand rules our market, and our market’s up, strictly because of that, because the supply is down, and the demand is till surprisingly strong with the economy like it is, and with the unemployment rate like it is, we’re still selling beef pretty high.”
Bobby Kurten is a cow/calf producer and says a few years ago the feed lot industry had over built.
DeBruyckers promoting Montana cattle in Russia
Montana ranchers Brett and Kay DeBruycker of DeBruycker Charolais at Collins will travel to Russia soon to market Montana purebred beef cattle on behalf of Montana ranchers.
NMSU professor named to endowed chair
Las Cruces Sun-News
New Mexico State University faculty member Milton Thomas has been named the Gerald Thomas Chair in Food Production and Natural Resources in the university’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.