Gestating cow’s nutrition could have an impact on future generations
This year’s drought has taken its toll on available forage and feed prices, making it difficult to find and afford the sustenance for the cow herd. But did you know how you provide for a gestating cow could have an impact on her offspring’s — and their offspring’s — performance?
Weigh Science and Practice in Choosing Supplements
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
In the last issue we began a discussion of supplementation options the cattleman has. It does not take long to recognize the fact that there are a lot of decisions that must be made.
Striving for Sustainability
‘You do not inherit land from your ancestors; you borrow it from your children.”
That is a Lakota proverb of which Jim Kopriva often reminds himself. He and his wife, Karen, are proud to have raised their two children in agriculture.
Help new cattle adapt to the feedlot
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
There are a variety of reasons incoming feedlot cattle can get off to a slow start, including cattle with health issues, “country cattle” that are unaccustomed to feedyard traffic and new rations, inclement weather, long hauls and social interruption of the pen.
Better Genetics Cheaper
At New Mexico’s Angell Ranch, they discovered years ago that yearling bulls are the fastest and most economical track when it comes to upgrading quality in a crossbred herd. But they also found it’s an approach that comes with its own set of challenges.
FFA, 4-H clubs worried proposed child labor rules could cut kids’ experiences short
The Fence Post
For Ty Walter, what he describes as the greatest moment of his life took place just over a week ago.
Looking back now, it’s tough for him to wrap his mind around that fact that — under revisions proposed to child labor laws that would strengthen safety standards for young agricultural workers — not all FFA and 4-H participants would have the opportunity to achieve what he did and experience that sense of accomplishment.
Nation’s food anti-terror plans costly, unwieldy
The Washington Times
Hoping to ease people’s anxieties about what they were eating, President George W. Bush vowed to draw a protective shield around the food supply and defend it from farm to fork.