Take time to look at calving records
Take time now to evaluate your nutrition program for spring-calving cows. A way to do that is to evaluate the reproductive performance of the cow herd, because reproduction is so closely linked to cow body condition, and body condition is linked to the nutrition program.
When Pastures Turn Deadly
When drought stops plants making protein, nitrate poisoning can kill grazing livestock
Drought-stricken forages that accumulate nitrates can kill grazing livestock, and quickly, warns a University of Missouri plant scientist.
South Dakota youth became cattle buyers, packers for a day at 2012 Extension event
Tri State livestock News
South Dakota youth had fun being cattle buyers and meat packers for a day at the “You be the Buyer” program presented by SDSU Extension at the Mitchell Regional Center June 5, 2012.
BeefTalk: How to Survive the Cattle Business
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
As the Fourth of July passes by again and numerous gatherings of family and friends wrap up, there is a call for a little time to rest and catch up.
The celebrations are a reminder of the freedoms that we have. The responsibilities that go with that freedom are numerous, but the Fourth of July is a day to celebrate and set aside life’s many heavy burdens with a lighter fare.
CAC approves 10 ppb ractopamine residue
The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a global food safety body, yesterday voted to allow 10 ppb ractopamine residue in beef and pork, a development that is expected to help the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) pass its U.S. beef amendments more easily in the Legislative Yuan.
Drought a challenge for cattle producers
The Garden City Telegram
Like heat waves rising in the blistering sun, bright red fingers representing an extreme drought now snake through the western third of the state.
More than two-thirds of Kansas is in the midst of a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, based in Lincoln, Neb.
Ray Winter, Marketing Innovator, Passes
Raymond Mark Winter passed away peacefully June 30, 2012, following a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Leukemia.
During Ray’s long career as a cattleman and owner of Winter Livestock, he also lived in Dodge City, KS and Enid, OK. In partnership with his sons, he oversaw the growth of Winter Livestock to include operations in Dodge City, KS; La Junta, CO; Enid, OK; Riverton, WY, Pratt, KS; and Hanston, KS.
Drought has potential three-year ‘tail’ on beef production
Livestock producers who fail to properly manage the drought could find themselves dealing with the consequences long after the rains return, says a Purdue Extension beef specialist.
Kansas State To Host "Beef Profit Alliance" Meeting
Recent genetic advances available to facilitate herd selection decisions to enhance profitability of the beef value chain will be highlighted at the "Beef Profit Alliance" set for July 22-24 on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan.
Drones: effective law enforcement, or invasion of privacy?
The revelation by the Environmental Protection Agency last month that aerial surveillance flights (using traditional aircraft) have been used “for nearly a decade to verify compliance with environmental laws” stirred a controversy in cattle country that is not likely to subside anytime soon.