A Good Bull Pays His Own Way
Victoria G. Myers
Putting a new face in the bull pen has become a pricey move. Depending on the bull, most commercial cattle operations are looking at spending $3,000 for those muscled-up genetics. But he’s really an investment for the entire operation.
Angus University set for Nov. 5 at National Angus Convention
Make plans now to attend the first-ever Angus University, an all-day educational event that takes place as part of the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Angus University will be Nov. 5 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo.
RYE and RYEGRASS: What’s the Difference?
University of Nebraska
What do you think of with the phrase “forage rye”? What about ryegrass? These words can describe half a dozen forage grasses that are very different from one another. Planting the wrong one can be an expensive mistake.
Slaughter cow market following seasonal pattern — only more so
Boning cow prices in Oklahoma City were reported at just over $102/cwt. in the first week of March. This level suggests that March slaughter cow prices will exhibit a more than seasonal price increase.
Cow attack shows need for caution while working with livestock
Iowa Farmer Today
Hearing about or seeing a family member being attacked by a cow during calving leaves a big impression. I can remember when my mom called to tell me my dad was run over by a cow while tagging a calf.
Beef industry looks to appeal to younger generation
Jan Lee Buxengard
Houston County News
The younger generation has moved away from eating beef for a variety of reasons, but the executive director of the Minnesota Beef Council doesn’t believe it has to be that way.
Takes a good bull for a good herd
My grandfather had an old saying that if you start with a good bull, in a few years, you’ll have some pretty good cows. Now my grandfather wasn’t a Ph.D. in beef cattle science, far from it, but he was spot on with his analysis of what it takes to make a good cow herd
History Can Teach Southern Plains Ranchers Valuable Lessons
Oklahoma Farm Report
exas rancher Jay O’Brien says he’s not really so much a rancher as a farmer. His spread in the Texas Panhandle doesn’t so much produce beef as it produces grass. That may not seem like an important distinction, but he says it makes all the difference in how the land is cared for and how ranches can be profitable in good times and in bad.
College Isn’t Filling The Knowledge Tank For Young Farmers
Ever since I attend the Ranching For Profit School in late January, I have been pondering the question, "What’s the right path to gain knowledge and skills a young farmer or rancher should take to adequately prepare them to enter the industry?"
Diversification, management keys to maintaining next generation on the ranch
Cattle Business Weekly
Supporting three families on the ranch is no easy task these days. However, with diversification and better management of resources, one Sandhills ranch has been able to provide for the next generation.