Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange: Under new management after 36 years
Tri-State Livestock News
Lynn Weishaar announced to consignors, buyers and others in attendance at Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange’s regular Thursday sale that after spending 36 years auctioneering at Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange for Dean and Eileen Strong, their journey has come to an end.
Indianapolis to host National Junior Angus Show
The Cattle Business Weekly
Indianapolis, Ind., will be welcoming junior Angus members and families from across the nation in 2014 as it hosts the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). The week-long event is set for July 6 – 12, 2014. Besides cattle shows, the week encompasses a variety of other junior activities.
Forage Research Reveals Native Benefits
Studies at Mississippi State University are finding that when it comes to providing forage for livestock, native grasses may be best.
Sam Riffell, an associate professor of wildlife ecology and management in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, is examining the benefits of replacing exotic grasses, commonly used in Mississippi grazing pastures, with native, warm-season grasses.
Grass Tetany Risks
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
The risk factor for grass tetany in spring-calvers is higher, but can be offset with minerals.
Alternative Therapies Gain Acceptance
Angus Beef Bulletin
If you’re a cow-calf producer whose breeding program requires multiple bulls, you know that bulls will fight among themselves. A certain amount of bellowing, pawing of dirt and jostling around is to be expected.
Water Challenges & Strategies For The Future Of Ranching
The drought of 2012 in the Midwest brought the issue of water to the forefront for agricultural producers. However, a group of producers and industry advisors working with the King Ranch® Institute, Kingsville, TX, which is associated with Texas A&M University, have been studying the issue of water and recently completed a white paper: ‘Agricultural Water: Protecting the Future of Our Nation’.
Profit Tip: Condition Score Cows Early
Dr. Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska
Body condition scores (BCS) describe the relative fatness of a cow through the use of a nine-point scale and is an effective management tool to evaluate nutritional status of the herd. The body condition scoring system allows producers to visually assess their cow herd using a number system that objectively describes the amount of condition or fat reserve of an animal.