Scours in Beef Calves Prevalent this Spring
Kansas State University
Although many beef producers experienced more than the usual number of hypothermia cases in calves born this year due to several days of sub-zero temperatures, scours is still the No. 1 neonatal calf disease producers will fight year after year, according to K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek.
More Markets, More Buyers, More Profits
Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm. And in just about every case, it can make money or save money for the operation in the process.
Heifer development affects future reproductive performance
Heifer-development programs can be a major expense for the cow-calf enterprise. Heifer-development costs will depend on when the potential replacements are weaned and the feeding strategy used to develop them. Because the replacement-heifer enterprise does not generate income, or usually very little income from cull replacements, costs for this enterprise are borne by the cow-calf enterprise.
Corn Procurement Strategies for Cattle Feeders
South Dakota Ag Connection
Last fall’s record-large 13.925 billion bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism to the cattle feeding sector at the beginning of the year.
Aren’t Ranching & Marathon Running Kind Of Synonymous?
Like many middle-aged men, I realize I should get back into physical shape. Also like most middle-aged men, that’s about as far as I’ve progressed on the notion – recognizing that I should. I likely won’t be joining the running set of cowboys because I happen to be geographically challenged
Cold Weather Created Calving Problems In Midwest
Beef producers faced calving challenges this winter due to historic cold weather. Producers and veterinarians reported that some cows simply lay down and gave up this winter when it came time to calve.
Stymie Silage Shrink
Hay and Forage Grower
Todd Bengen estimates his family has improved dry matter recovery by three percentage points on their bunkers of corn silage, alfalfa haylage and earlage – just by fine-tuning covering strategies.
Farm Bureau at Odds with EPA Clean Water Rule Comments
Hoosier AG Today
The American Farm Bureau’s Washington director strongly disputes EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s defense of the agency’s proposed water rule. McCarthy insisted last week before a Senate panel the agency was trying to make the new clean water rule work for farmers and that it would keep existing exemptions and add new ones. But AFBF’s Dale Moore is certainly skeptical.
Understanding Beef Cattle Lameness Takes Knowing Where to Look
Beef cattle are naturally adept at hiding signs of weakness, which makes signs of lameness difficult to quickly diagnose.
Grass-fed beef conference scheduled for May 29-30
Peter J. McGuill
The interest in niche beef markets continues to increase as a result of consumer demand and beef producers identifying new value added markets. One such market that has seen a significant increase in popularity in the past few years is grass-fed beef.