Cattle and Crops on the Shrinking Prairie
Located west of Houston, the Katy Prairie has been home to Raymond Dollins’ family ranch for decades. The prairie soil nourishes the ranch’s crops, forages and cattle that provide his living.
He knows first-hand the challenges farmers and ranchers face — drought, floods and swings in commodity prices. He has stayed the course. It’s in his blood. It’s a way of life.
New traceability system uses smart-phone technology
Using existing internet, computer and mobile phone technologies, a new animal tracking and herd management solution has been introduced to give cattle producers better control of animal information and herd management. Trazaro enables beef producers to receive, store and transfer data about animals efficiently, dependably and securely.
Estrus Synchronization Planner Now Available to Beef Producers at No Charge
Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Thanks to financial support from a multi-state extension group, beef producers are now able to get the Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner at no charge.
7 problems that may occur in late pregnancy
Heather Smith Thomas
Tri State Livestock News
There are a number of things that can go wrong during the last phase of pregnancy. Some problems can be resolved or dealt with easily, while others are more serious and can be deadly to the cow or fetus.
EPA Issues Emissions Data From Animal Feeding Operations
Washington DC—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making data publicly available from a two-year study of air emissions from animal feeding operations (AFOs).
Sara Lee buyout could pave way for JBS deal
A leveraged buyout of Sara Lee Corp (SLE.N) could pave the way for Brazilian beef processor JBS SA to buy the U.S. company’s meat division, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a report on Thursday.
NCBA’s Educational Platform for 2011 Cattle Industry Convention
Cattlemen and women won’t want to miss the 18th annual Cattlemen’s College® at the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Denver, Colo., starting Feb. 2.