Cut Back on Hay Costs During Winter Feeding
Freddie Davis, a rancher farmer in Royse City, Texas, faced a problem common to many. “I wasn’t going to have enough hay to make it through the winter. I was going to have to buy about $6,000 worth of hay to make up the shortfall,” he says.
Algae-fed cows could make healthier beef
Don Van Pelt Smith thinks he has the perfect solution to two problems. He wants to cut down on CO2 emissions from his Oklahoma City power plant and he wants to eat healthier beef.
When is beef not beef? Ala. law firm sues Taco Bell
What’s in a name? That’s the question at the heart of a class action lawsuit Montgomery, Alabama law firm Beasley Allen filed targeting fast food giant Taco Bell. The lawsuit claims the company uses "false advertising" on its menu and in its advertisements.
Beef gone beyond organic
Alec and Sarah Bradford join a growing list of small family farms across the New River Valley that use environmentally conscious practices to raise their livestock.
His quiet voice was almost drowned by the bang-clang of cow horns against metal poles as the world’s oldest cattle breed ate from a round bale feeder.
The big deal about the regulation or deregulation of alfalfa
Alfalfa. Not the character in the Little Rascals, but the plant used for animal feed as well as human consumption. There is a rare characteristic about alfalfa: it is toxic to itself. Yes, alfalfa cannot reproduce where it already exists.
Proposed changes in livestock marketing rules prompt fears, confusion
The Greeley Tribune
The uproar comes against a backdrop of sharp consolidation in the beef and packing industries during the past 50 years that has left some worrying about the effects on family ranchers and small operations. They say large meat packers, including JBS USA of Greeley, have driven smaller companies out of business and wield too much power.
Manage cattle in cold weather this winter
High Plains Journal
Bitter cold temperatures and extremes in wind chills likely will continue this winter in the High Plains and upper Midwest regions of the U.S. These conditions are particularly stressful for groups of cattle that have not adequately acclimated to such conditions, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln beef specialist said.
Managing calving to coincide with forage availability
Tri State Livestock News
Choosing the calving season is a complex and highly-individual decision for each beef cattle producer. This leads to a wide-range of calving seasons across the Northern Plains. This became evident recently as we attempted to schedule Extension meetings with 30 producers from across South Dakota.
US scientist says false claims harmful in beef debate
CONSUMERS are being told many things about food today, and it’s confusing and misleading, according to Dr. John Comerford, associate professor and extension specialist in the animal and dairy science department at The Pennsylvania State University.
Leachman charged with animal cruelty
The Billings Gazette
The Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office on Friday filed five primary misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and five alternative counts against James H. Leachman of Billings.