Where’s The Beef?
As the paradigm of unscrutinized consumer shopping continues to wane, a growing number of families are taking into consideration the environmental, ecological and personal health costs of what they buy at the grocery store, in addition to the monetary costs.
Operator Fatalities Often Tied to Aggressive Cattle
Every farmer, rancher or vet has a personal story about a run-in with livestock. Sometimes it seems that busted lips, broken toes, bruised ribs and sprains come with the territory.
Forage Testing is a Powerful Tool
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
This is not the first time we’ve discussed forage testing. It won’t be the last. As a beef nutritionist one of my primary tasks in working with producers is to help them realize what resources they have – or maybe don’t have – in producing beef as efficiently and profitably as possible.
Advantages Of Using Forage Preservatives
The efforts to improve the management of forage storage will result in a good return to producer’s investment. Hay, haylage, or silage preservatives will reduce storage losses from molds, bacteria, and fungi especially when the forage is harvested at higher moisture levels.
Understanding and Reducing Mold Growth in Hay
S. Ray Smith, University of Manitoba
An ideal hay should contain maximum digestible energy and protein to meet the needs of high producing livestock. A number of factors can reduce an ideal hay lot into an average or fair lot. One of the most frustrating factors that results in downgraded hay is mold.
Dead on arrival
Life and death are things you learn about at an early age growing up on a farm or ranch. Over the weekend I was reminded of the importance of those lessons.
The fight needs to stop
Western Livestock Journal
This fight has gone on far too long! Not the battles between the cattlemen and HSUS, Sierra Club, PETA, or even chicken producers. No, I mean the fight among cattlemen over mandatory country-of-origin labeling (MCOOL). I have been witness to and part of this “Hatfield and McCoy” feud over the last two decades and can testify it has been a heck of a tussle.