BeefTalk: To Seek Knowledge is Good
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
We are halfway through the fall semester, so students are busy learning. The reality of skipping class or slacking off is starting to show up for some. For others, the self-fulfilling rewards of better understanding how the world works is becoming evident.
An Ounce of Prevention
Dr. Arn Anderson, DVM
Working Ranch Magazine
A drive through the unloading pen with seven-foot tall pipe fence, double gates with two latches and two chains, a trained technician and a seven-foot perimeter fence; this litany of security measures clicked off in my brain as I ran toward my truck instinctively yelling “loose bull!”.
Three Steps To A 30-Day Calving Season
It doesn’t take many years of exposing more heifers than needed for a short period and selling late-bred and late-calving cows, before a high percentage of your calves will be born in the first 30 days of the calving season.
Technology promotes consumer friendly beef
Animal health programs have grabbed the spotlight in the beef industry for at least the past 15 years. The race to improve the industry and capture lost performance has sent millions (if not more) of dollars in search of products that will help ranchers build a better end product.
Allocating winter pasture
Tri-State Livestock News
In my column last January, as early indicators of drought possibility were accumulating, I urged readers to spend some time developing a contingency plan to respond to drought conditions and feed supply limitations.
EHD can be a threat to cattle
Amid widespread reports of dead deer being found in Wisconsin and neighboring states, animal health officials from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) are urging cattle farmers to take preventative measures to keep their herds healthy.
Tillable Pasture Land Gets Expensive
Victoria G. Myers
There’s a new term land brokers are bandying about these days — tillable pasture. It’s behind some of the biggest increases ever seen in pasture prices, most notably in regions like the Northern Plains and the Corn Belt.
Impact of the Failed Federal Farm Bill in Shenandoah Valley
Congress failed to pass a new version of the $500-billion farm bill, which covers everything from crop subsidies to food stamps. But the impasse should have little impact on Virginia farms, as long as lawmakers take action before the end of the year.
Drought drives up the number of cattle at auction
As the drought drives record feed prices many ranchers are forced to sell off their herds to make it through the winter months.
More than nine thousand cattle are up for auction in Belle Fourche, thanks in most part to the drought.
Confusing times for cattle and hog producers
First of all, the cattle industry is in the beginning phase of Déjà vu that I have been feeling in preceding reports. It appears what is happening now, took place once before. In 2009 one of the initial indicators for the severe drop that occurred from September to December was the jump in carcass weights.