Reviewing your low-stress cattle handling techniques
The Cattle Business Weekly
A common misconception is that "low-stress" must mean "no pressure." That is absolutely false. Cattle, like all other animals, respond to appropriate application and release of pressure.
I have had the opportunity to speak at numerous functions during the past 20 years. During many of those presentations I have discussed the influence of postpartum (after calving) anestrus (lack of estrous cycles) on fertility of beef cattle herds.
Pasture Rangeland Forage Insurance is a Risk Management Tool for 2014
Universtiy of Nebraska
The USDA Risk Management Agency is once again offering the Pasture Rangeland Forage (PRF) Insurance program for the 2014 crop year to include Nebraska in a Rainfall Index (RI) area.
Cattle That Make Sense
When the late Dr. Marvin Knight purchased acreage in Cooke County in 1959, he did so with the intention of raising Hereford cattle. An orthopedic surgeon who served as the team doctor for the Dallas Cowboys during the Landry era, Knight never considered raising anything else on his newly-acquired property.
Purdue forage specialist: Evaluate alfalfa stands this fall
Farmers should not ignore alfalfa fields after the final harvest of the season but instead should assess stands to determine if any limestone, nutrients or reseeding plans are necessary, a Purdue Extension forage specialist says.
What is your marketing plan?
What is your marketing plan? How do you market your calf crop? This question can apply to beef cow-calf operations as well as those who grow Holstein steers for various lengths of time.
Cargill announces closure of Lockney feedlot
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Cargill Cattle Feeders will permanently close its Lockney facility, plant administrators announced this week.
Wanted: Pregnant cows to help South Dakota ranchers recover from storm
Ranchers in South Dakota who lost large parts of their cattle herds to a winter storm are not asking for blankets or food to help them recover. They want pregnant cows and heifers of breeding age, said a group organizing donations.
Genomic Testing of Females Provides Insight into Herds
When genomic proofs were officially published in January 2009, stories of its use focused on genetic improvement for males and the gains that could be made through use of genomic sires. Few articles mentioned the benefits in using genomics to identify elite females on the farm.
Genomics Coming Of Age For Commercial Beef Herds
So it is with almost any new technology: There is a period of development, working out the kinks. Then come tweaks in application and the early-adopters begin to test it out. In the years that follow, as more and more people tend to pick it up, advances are made and it becomes a mainstream tool.