Low-Stress professional halter breaking beef cattle Part 2
University of Missouri instructor demonstrates a low-stress method of halter breaking a beef animal. Many professionals use these same methods for other animals. It is low stress for the handler and the animal.
SDSU Extension announces restructuring
Tri State Livestock News
The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences has announced the restructuring of the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service in response to a 10-percent reduction in state appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012. In addition to a decrease of $818,644 in state appropriations, the agency is anticipating a reduction of $325,000 in federal budgets for a one-year total of $1.2 million.
Food Shortages in America?
“Americans deserve a government that plans for the future. That means responding to threats of grain shortages, not just predicting them. Releasing some land from CRP contract will provide an infusion of additional production that is desperately needed. It’s a decision the President can make and one he should act upon as quickly as possible,” said Rep. Devin Nunes.
Rotational grazing recycles nutrients
Due to the dramatic increase in fertilizer prices over the past six months, producers are wondering how they can get the most bang for their buck with limited funds for fertilizer and lime purchases.
The Bull on Cottonseed
Dr. Ken McMillan
Too much cottonseed can lead to infertility in bulls. Is any amount safe?
Corn Gluten Feed for Beef Cattle
Dr. Mark A. McCann, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech
The domestic processing of corn to produce high-fructose corn syrup has made available an increasing amount of corn gluten feed. In many locations in Virginia, corn gluten feed is one of the few and most economical by-product or co-product feeds available.
Michael Pollan discusses the fine points of food policy
Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.
How to start an American revolution? Write an unlikely page-turner that dissects our bewildering landscape of food choices and urges readers to think through the ramifications of what we buy and put in our mouths.