Planning for Temporary Feeding Areas
As farmers and ranchers begin to plan for the upcoming grazing season, you may want to consider temporarily confining cattle or cow-calf pairs if the drought continues and pastures are not adequate to support livestock.
Make plans for no rain this spring
You are probably tired of hearing about drought. It is on the minds of many cattle producers. The question is: How long will the drought last? Cow-calf producers are trying to decide whether to liquidate all or part of their herd if there is no rain this spring.
Tips on Managing Forage, Water, and Cattle Resources
B. Lynn Gordon
Burke Teichert, Orem, UT is no stranger to the beef industry. He was employed for many years in a management role with AgReserves (which consisted of Dessert Ranches, Rex Ranch, and several other large ranching enterprises).
UT offers workshops for local beef farmers
Summer is just around the corner and consumers will once again seek fresh local products from farmers markets. More and more they are seeking to supplement their vegetables and fruit with fresh, locally produced beef products.
The Next Real Estate Bubble: Farmland
Farmers have been taking on mounting debt, creating an unsustainable increase in land prices and risking a crash that would ripple through our economy.
Beef Demand Will Determine Supply-Side Price Strength
Notwithstanding the surge in cattle markets this week, folks are still wondering how much upside exists in near-term markets.
Spring Grass Not Ideal For Cows Or Pasture
Grazing early spring pasture growth won’t give cows the nutrients they need – and can harm later forage growth, says Justin Sexten, a University of Missouri (MU) beef nutritionist. He says there’s little quality or quantity to be had at that time.
South Dakota cattle producers starting to thin herds
Aberdeen American News
Bruce Keller, who raises cattle near Trail City, has sold off part of his herd because he can’t count on his drought-stricken pastures to produce enough feed.
It’s Inspection Time
It’s the phone call nobody wants. Trevor Urban, senior CAFO inspector for the Environmental Protection agency, calls about mid-afternoon and says he will be on site the next day for a feedlot inspection.
Bull buyers select for profitability traits
Beef cow-calf producers should prioritize the traits that are most important to profitability on their particular operation. Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) is the most widely used indicator of genetic merit for most breeds. Most commonly used EPDs fall into the category of growth, maternal ability or carcass quality.