Baxter Black, DVM: SHIPPING MR. GERALD’S HEREFORD
Todd’s neighbor has raised good Hereford cattle as long as he has known him. As years went by Mr. Gerald, the neighbor, let his herd dwindle in numbers. Then last winter he fell and injured his knee.
Despite Extension, Ag Policy Could See Changes and Cuts
Although Congress extended the farm bill until Sept. 30, the director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri says several factors may cause Congress to revisit the legislation sooner rather than later.
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
People who spend a lot of time around animals are more at risk for zoonotic diseases, those illnesses that can be passed between animals and humans.
Deal with Cold Stress in Cattle
Iowa Ag Connection
When temperatures plunge into the single digits and the winds howl, people pile on the outerwear and look for warm food and beverages to help ease the chill.
Study finds spring calving more likely if barometer on the rise
Beef cattle due in the spring are more likely to give birth when the barometer is on the rise, but warm temperatures are more likely to be a birth trigger for beef cows due in the fall, according to researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
In Passing: B.C. "Bud" Snidow
Longtime American Hereford Association (AHA) employee and friend of the Hereford industry B.C. “Bud” Snidow, 95, of Fairway, Kan., passed away Jan. 26, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House from a brain tumor.
Still-potent U.S. drought robs cattle ranchers of wheat pasture
Oklahoma rancher Kent Donica has given up. The drought that has ravaged pastures on his ranch and throughout the region has won.
Since last September, Donica has sold nearly all of his 800 cattle because there is no pasture to feed them and he now works as a ranch hand nearby to make ends meet until it rains again.
Rangeland science faces new challenges
When severe droughts and overgrazing in the late 19th century brought livestock mortality, soil erosion and loss of native forage plants to the western U.S., the profession of rangeland science was born.
Dr. Bob Hough
Western Livestock Journal
This past year has been a trying one with drought and other less than desirable conditions. As such, many cows went into this winter thin, which can have traumatic effects on production. As cows head into the last third of gestation, and start calving, then begin the rebreeding process, the effects of these problems will be manifested. The key to a successful management program is having a plan.
A Break for Embattled Ranchers
STEPHANIE STROM and HIROKO TABUCHI
New York Times
Reflecting diminishing fears over mad cow disease, Japan eased its decade-old restriction on imports of American beef on Monday, but industry experts said beef producers faced many more challenges to reverse a prolonged slump that has pared the nation’s herd to its lowest level in 60 years and sent prices soaring.