MARC Celebrates 50 Years of Beef Research
Already known as the beef state, some think Nebraska is positioned to truly be the epicenter of the cattle world. But many of the breeds common in the state may owe their popularity to a research lab celebrating a big anniversary.
Feed cattle, not parasites
Planning for parasite protection should be top of mind for cow/calf producers before branding and spring turnout each year. Parasites can leave a path of destruction on any herd, but controlling them is as simple as knowing a few key tips.
Time of opportunity for beef herd rebuilding
This is a season cattle producers will be telling their grandchildren about one day. It’s an open window to what could be historic profit margins and a time to grow back a beef industry that’s had more shrink than muscle in recent years.
Baxter Black, DVM: Rudy
I’ve got a year-old Australian Shepherd dog. I don’t intend to use him for livestock; his job will be barker.
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Generic dewormers are a cost-effective option for many producers, but choose wisely.
Summer annual forages help close gaps
Dr. Dirk PhilippUniversity of Arkansas
Good forage management involves keeping forage supply matched up with animal needs during that time. Summer annual forages provide hay and pasturing at times when cool-season forages such as tall fescue cease growth during the hot summer months.
Temperament and Taste
"If you do your homework in this business, things will go right. If you don’t do your homework, you can have some train wrecks out there,” says Robert Frymire.