Why Are Feeder Cattle Prices So Good Right Now?
Operating a business under the vagaries of weather means cattle producers need creative, yet sound, production management strategies with specific attention to feed and water resources.
Extra magnesium can aid pregnant cows and avoid prolonged births
"In some cases prolonged calvings can result in more calf deaths. The simple change to feeding we are recommending should help to overcome the problem at very little cost. The goal is to ensure that cows can effectively mobilize calcium from their body to allow the birth process to proceed"
Making the Best Cow
What do you get when you add the best Hereford genetics in the country to the best Angus genetics in the country? Jess Herbers knows the answer: it’s the best commercial cow around — the black baldie
The case for an antibiotics tax
The rise of antibiotic-resistant germs is becoming a big problem in the United States. That’s why last month the Food and Drug Administration put out new rules to limit the widespread use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens raised for food.
What Does FDA’s Antibiotic Control Announcement Mean to Producers?
Perhaps the best description is the FDA announced the final step in a process that started almost two decades ago. The bottom line is this final step offers more for livestock producers than it is thought to take away.
Winter means cattle producers need to keep closer eye on herds
High Plains Journal
Many areas have had cold temperatures and snow recently. “Cattle are generally fine in the cold weather,” said Shane Gadberry, associate professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “However, when the weather turns wet, the situation changes.”
Fescue and Fertility
Nutrition and reproduction are partners in a dance of profitability. Without reproduction, there is no calf to produce a paycheck. Without nutrition, there is no ability for a cow to breed back to produce a calf. Keeping both in balance requires knowledge and practice.
Lakota, N.D., farmer sentenced to 3 years in cattle theft, terrorizing case
Stephen J. Lee
Lakota, N.D., farmer Rodney Brossart was sentenced today to three years in prison, with all but six months suspended during two years of supervised probation.
Market Conditions Conducive to Beef Herd Expansion in 2014, Derrell Peel Says
Oklahoma Farm Report
The U.S. cattle industry will be paying close attention to the January 31st Cattle Inventory report which, among other things, will detail the size of the nation’s beef cow herd.
Post-weaning nutrition, crucial for a healthy rumen
Shoreview, Minn. – It’s no secret that getting calves off to a great start takes consistency and the ability to offer calves the nutrients they need, when they need them most. Today’s leading colostrum replacers, milk replacers and calf starters are all equipped with the most cutting edge technologies that aim to deliver the nutrients needed for optimal weight gains and structural development.