Pooling Preconditioned Calves Maximizes Returns
There’s a saying in Texas that everything is bigger. But when it comes to the state’s famous Hill Country, individual cow herds don’t number in the thousands. On the contrary, many operations are quite small.
Illinois Cattle Feeders to feature four industry experts at seminar
The Journal Standard
The Illinois Cattle Feeders will hold a seminar featuring four cattle industry experts from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 at the Ogle County Farm Bureau, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon, Ill.
Cattle graze amid Beale’s spy planes
As sleek jets, unmanned drones and famous spy planes roar overhead, one group of Beale Air Force residents couldn’t care less. They’re much more likely to get excited by sunshine, a spot of green grass and cool water to quench their thirst.
Oklahoma cow-calf producers face critical decisions
Southwest Farm Press
Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is recommending that cow-calf producers plan now for the next two-to-four months, regardless of whether the producer has a spring- or fall-calving herd.
Beef: It’s more than just meat
Starkville Daily News
Beef production represents the largest single segment of American agriculture. In fact, USDA says more farms are classified as beef cattle operations (35 percent) than any other type.
Beef Cattle Lice Control
Robert D. Hall
University of Missouri
Chewing lice feed on hair, scabs and excretions from the animal’s skin and irritate the skin with their sharp claws and mandibles. Chewing lice infestations weaken the animal, interrupt normal feeding activities and make the animal more susceptible to diseases.
Feed Cattle, Not Birds
European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) were first introduced to the United States in the late 1800s. It is believed that starlings were imported from Europe and released in New York City’s Central Park so that all birds mentioned in Shakespeare’s works would inhabit the new country.
Beef producers: MORE tech coming
While the headline on this story is true, don’t be scared by the thought of more technology to keep up with. Some of the technology coming in agriculture is actually low-tech; as in, using farm dogs.
U.S. cattle herd declines but northern states see increases
The Prairie Star
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much anticipated "Cattle" report on Feb 1.
Barley Grain and Forage for Beef Cattle
Vern Anderson, Greg Lardy, Marc Bauer, Kendall Swanson, Steve Zwinger
North Dakota State University
Barley is an ancient crop dating back to 7000 B.C. and is considered one of the most widely adapted grain crops in the world. Barley is the fourth most important cereal grain in the world, with uses by humans and animals for food, feed and beverages.