Feeding hay can be a dangerous prospect
We rarely think of handling hay as dangerous, but it can be unless you follow a few simple safety rules like being cautious around the stacks, leaving hay hooks in visible places and checking the hay and bins for harmful debris.
Red vs. white meat
Detroit Alternative Medicine Examiner
The cry against red meat has often reached a hysterical level. Many people shun beef or any red meat without considering its healthy aspects, labeling it, automatically, as virtual poison. Funny, our ancestors–not that many decades ago–ate a healthy diet which included plenty of red meat, and many of them lived to a ripe old age, even into the nineties and beyond.
Mob Grazing 101
Start with a high stock density for a short period of time, allow for ample recovery of the plants, and you might yield some impressive pasture results.
Probe it now
If you haven’t yet tested your forages for the winter feeding program, do it now. Quality can vary a bunch. Forages are the primary energy source for beef cows. Hopefully, up until now, most cows have been grazing crop residue or stockpiled forage. As far as harvested forages are concerned, as forages mature digestibility decreases because of the increase in fiber.
LMA assures Eastern Livestock victims
The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is reminding the more than 700 producers who got bad checks from the troubled Eastern Livestock Company that they still have “a proven, fiscally sound method for marketing their cattle.” The CEO of the LMA, Mark Mackey, points out that none of the defaults came from a livestock auction.
Plan for Hay Production Now to Improve Quality
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
Production of quality hay has been a concern to cattle producers for decades. The value of quality hay, whether it be grass or legume, has always been important as it provides for a significant portion of the animal’s nutrient needs, especially protein and energy.
BeefTalk: Pausing to Ponder the Future of Beef
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
In a broad sense, cattle production includes the grass, cow and beef industries. The grass industry accepts harsh environments, the cow industry tries to avoid harsh environments and the beef industry tries to design away harsh environments.
Cow Camp Chatter: Bull Power
The U.S. beef industry maintains a wide variation in their genetic pool with several breeds of cattle being utilized. Grass is harvested by our four-legged employees from the arid rangelands of the west to the lush grasslands of the east and the hot, humid areas of the south.
Genetics from America are making a mark in Scotland
BREEDING along the right lines has taken on a completely new meaning for Scottish Hereford breeder, John Douglas. He talks to Neil Ryder about his interest in American Line One breeding.
USDA to reconsider beef checkoff agreement
USDA’s Agricultural Market Service (AMS) will reportedly reconsider its approval of a settlement agreement between the Cattlemens’ Beef Board (CBB) and the National Cattlemens’ Beef Association (NCBA).