Black Nightshade Can Poison Livestock
Hay and Forage Grower
Livestock producers who plan to graze crop residue or feed weedy alfalfa hay this fall should be aware of the dangers imposed by a particular weed, warns Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage agronomist.
Acorn Poisoning in Beef Cattle
Acorns contain gallotannin. In the rumen, gallotannin is broken down to gallic acid and tannic acid. Tannic acid causes ulcerations in the mouth, the oesophagus, and the rest of the intestines.
BeefTalk: Biofuel and Beef Cattle Systems
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Beef cattle systems are the key to beef cattle management. What type of system or, more simply put, how that system is defined determines the daily operation of the unit.
Texas Ranch Keeping Lost Art ALive
The legendary trail drives of the “Old West” probably will be imprinted in folklore forever, but the evolution of the railroad kept this glorified period to a relatively short time in American history.
Antibiotic issue continues to simmer
As cases of antimicrobial-resistant strains of human diseases gain media attention, the use of antimicrobial drugs in food animals comes under increasing scrutiny, both here and internationally.
USDA Has a Major Image Problem
About a year ago an Illinois farmer called me from his combine cab. He was questioning the need for USDA to continue reporting because in his mind they are always wrong. I listened.
Obama’s state menu: Japanese beef from Texas
The White House has released the menu for tonight’s state dinner for South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, and the main course comes from Japanese cattle bred in Texas.
US farmers like free trade deals
Michael J. Crumb
U.S. farmers on Thursday celebrated the approval of free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, saying the pacts will increase demand for their products, though American consumers shouldn’t see a drastic increase in overall food prices.
A new look at bovine coronavirus
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) cases continue to be a major problem in both beef and dairy operations. The morbidity and mortality impact and the loss of production often continue in spite of vaccinations against other infectious agents
Alfalfa As A Grazing Crop?
Hay & Forage Grower
Roundup Ready technology may help put alfalfa in more graziers’ paddocks, says Garry Lacefield, University of Kentucky forage specialist.
“A lot of people now are putting in alfalfa for the sole purpose of grazing. If they can get baleage off of it, and if they can get a hay crop, that’s a bonus,” he says.