Bale feeder choice can reduce hay waste, save dollars
Oklahoma State University
“Management of input costs is a key business concern and can mean the difference between operational profit or loss, and when it comes to hay waste, using the right type of bale feeder can make a significant cost-savings difference,” said Dave Lalman, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension beef cattle specialist.
Short-Term and Supplemental Forages
Iowa Beef Center
Beef cattle producers may look to short-term or temporary forages to stretch production on fewer acres. Nearly all of the short-term choices are fast-growing annual crops. Traditionally, the sorghums and millets have been planted for summer forage. Increasingly, cereal grains, and forage “brassicas” are being planted for more fall, winter or spring forage.
Siding with PETA won’t save your livestock farm
Over the years of writing this column and airing a commentary on Brownfield Ag News Radio Network, I have received many kind notes from readers and listeners. I have also received as many notes from those who disagree or are offended by my opinions. I am amazed by the number of people who accuse me of kowtowing to multinational corporations or “big ag.”
Drop that old term "cull cow" from your thinking and your vocabulary. Those open females represent real pricing opportunities these days, so maybe it’s time to find a new name, something like "market cows."
Nitrates in Corn Silage Pose Risk
North Dakota Ag Connection
"Nitrates are a possibility under current dry conditions but often are hard to predict when they will appear," Schroeder says "As growers consider their options for salvaging drought-damaged corn, the natural option is to harvest the crop for silage where livestock, dairy and beef, are available to consume it."
Beef Leaders Institute
Reproductive technology companies, cow-calf operations, feedlots, packing plants, distributors, grocery stores and restaurants are all part of a huge network of companies, businesses and producers who work together to provide quality beef to consumers. Though many cattle producers know of the other sectors of the beef industry, few have taken the opportunity to further educate themselves on the intricate details that their livelihoods depend upon.
To increase its herds, Russia on a cattle buying spree
The Russian federal and regional governments have committed $10 billion to rebuild that country’s beef and dairy sectors. The commitment has resulted in increased exports of live cattle from the United States.