Steve Cornett: Wheat Pasture Prospects?
Maybe there will be some wheat pasture this year, after all. The 30-day rainfall record from NOAA shows much of the country typically devoted to winter stocker grazing has had beneficial rains since the first of September—and especially last week.
Feed hay now to save grass
Feed hay in the fall and save the new green grass for winter. That plan can result in more feed for drought-stressed Missouri cow herds.
University of Missouri Extension specialists urge continued feeding of hay to allow pastures to rebuild root reserves to prepare grass for strong growth next spring.
Black Ink — we’ve come so far
In this day and age, would you buy a sedan that only got 13 miles per gallon?
Seems a little absurd now, but that was average in the 1970s. It really shows how far the auto industry has come in improving fuel economy.
Watch for trich when rebuilding herds
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
In some areas of the country hit hardest by drought that culled cows but now are rebuilding herds, diseases like trichomoniasis need to be of top concern.
Daily Feed Requirements
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Supplemental feeding needs vary greatly based on a long list of factors. For example, larger cows will eat more, but even if every cow weighs 1,000 pounds, heavier milking cows will have much higher nutrient needs. Nutrient requirements also vary based on life stage, with the lowest requirements right after weaning and the highest two months after calving.
First Anthrax Case in ND This Year
There has been a confirmed case of anthrax in a beef cow in Stark County. The state usually records a few anthrax cases every year. However, this is the first one this year.
The American Royal: A royal treat since 1899
The roots of today’s American Royal can be traced to 1899 when the fledgling event was referred to as the National Hereford Show. Billed as the first nationwide show for the exposition and sale of purebred cattle, it took place during the month of October in a tent in the West Bottoms.
Watch For Aflatoxin In Corn Rations
Hay & Forage Grower
Aflatoxin, a cancer-causing agent that develops from fungi on corn, is a risk for farmers who feed corn-based rations this fall, said Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois Extension emeritus dairy nutritionist.
An Analysis of a “Crossbred Bull ‘Fix’”
R.L. “Bob” Hough, Ph.D. and Dr. Bob Weaber
We read with great interest last month’s article, “Crossbred bull fix’” by Miranda Reiman of Certified Angus Beef (CAB). The hypothesis of the article was that using composite (F1) bulls had a number of disadvantages compared to purebred bulls and straightbreeding.
50-State Rankings – Cattle vs. People: 9 States Have More Cattle Than People
If you like cattle, move to South Dakota. They have more than 4 head of cattle per person living in the state.
Nine states have more cattle than people: South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, Idaho, Iowa & Oklahoma.