Video Feature: Group Cattle for Winter Feeding
University of Tennessee
Grouping of cattle for winter feeding allows producers to more efficiently and economically use available feed supplies. Requirements differ for various classes of cattle. Grouping allows animals to be fed according to their needs, not over feeding nor under feeding.
Farm American Project will promote ag through NASCAR
Tri State Livestock News
Visser has spent millions of his own dollars developing his Furniture Row racing team, where he has developed the Farm American Project. Many are surprised to see his car doesn’t have a single advertisement on it. Instead, the race car has colorful images of agriculture, and it reads, “Farm American – cultivating the future."
Has HSUS Or PETA Visited Your Livestock Facilities?
The Farm Gate
Let’s imagine, for the sake of argument, that you have a dairy operation, or maybe a cattle feedlot, or maybe it is a small hog operation. What the operation is makes little difference, but you have enough livestock that you need to have some hired help, and you’ve just employed a seemingly-qualified livestock handler who is good with your animals.
Programming for profit
You won’t score many bonus points by suggesting similarities between the women in your life and females of the bovine persuasion, but looking at just such a comparison might help your cowherd and calf crop.
For decades, pregnant women have been told to avoid alcohol, to eat “right” and take a prenatal vitamin. New research even shows what women eat during gestation could affect the taste buds of the tiny beings they’re nurturing.
Backgrounding may be viable option for cattle producers
Cattle producers do have an economically feasible alternative to selling their calves at weaning: It’s called backgrounding.
That’s a feeding period after weaning that lasts from at least two weeks to 15 weeks or more, according to Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University Extension Service area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center.
Bloat hazard possible when grazing alfalfa in fall 2010
After Labor Day weekend, many Montana ranchers begin sizing up their hay crop and pastures for fall and winter feed.
Across Montana, substantial rain during 2010 has resulted in a supply of stored hay and standing grass – best described as "bodacious".
Temple Grandin Headlines Animal Welfare Symposium
Temple Grandin, whose life struggles and accomplishments were featured in the 2010 HBO movie of the same name, is the featured keynote speaker at the second annual Animal Welfare Symposium, November 30, at The Ohio State University Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., 43210.
Concerns Over EPA’s Draft TMDL
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concerns with the Draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay.
Cattle Industry Convention, NCBA Trade Show
High Plains Journal
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is kicking off registration for the "Rocky Mountain Round-Up," the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, which will be Feb. 2 to 5, 2011, in Denver.
NDSU animal sciences professor Stoltenow named communicator of the year
Charlie Stoltenow is the North Dakota Association for Communication Excellence 2010 communicator of the year.
Stoltenow is the North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian.
He also is an associate professor in NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department and director of the university’s Veterinary Technology Program.