Older Cowmen Aren’t The Ones Exiting The Business
This column has been focusing recently on some pertinent results from USDA’s 2012 Ag Census data. One such important piece of data is the categorization detailing the age of principal owner of cattle operations in the U.S. Within that data there are some surprises.
Factors for successful estrus synchronization
Tri State Livestock News
This is a busy time of year for ranchers — planting in the fields, fixing fence for summer grazing, and getting cows bred. If artificially inseminating (AI) heifers and cows, there are many options for getting the job done.
Real Time Data Collection Streamlines Record Keeping
Improvement comes with many platforms in the beef industry. Trying to keep track of all the data that explains enhancement in efficiencies or reveals there is something drastically wrong with conception rates or percentage of live calves is a challenge faced by many producers.
Cattle Whisperer Pointers for Effective Stockmanship
Drs. Ron Gill and R. Machen
Safe and effective cattle handling has always been important. In the last few years there has been a move toward what has been called low-stress handling or as we prefer to call it a return to sound, effective stockmanship.
EPA targets couple’s private pond in Wyoming, threatens huge fines
Kelly David Burke
When Andy and Katie Johnson built a pond on their property in 2011 to provide water for their cattle, they never dreamed it would result in threats of $75,000 a day in fines from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Schutz to Lead Extension’s Ag and Natural Resources Programs
Hoosier AG Today
Purdue Extension dairy management specialist Michael Schutz has been appointed director of Extension’s agriculture and natural resources programs in Indiana.
Scours – What are they?
Lindsay Chichester, Dr. Dee Griffin, Dr. Richard Randle
University of Nebraska
The temperatures are warming up, we have gotten a little bit of rain, the grass is starting to grow, and your calves may be susceptible to scours, or diarrhea.
Texans to vote on state beef checkoff
Iowa Farmer Today
Texas ranchers will vote next month on whether to establish a state program to promote and market beef in the nation’s leading cattle-producing state, a move intended to supplement funding from a similar U.S. plan.
Beware: Good Times for Beef Producers Are Here
An old saying goes something like this: "When things are not going well, watch out, and when things are going well, watch out more." From a market perspective, a host of factors have things going well for cow-calf producers.
Tiny U.S. ‘Cowboy College’ Ropes in the Chinese Internet
Wall Street Journal
Deep Springs—the tiny, prestigious U.S. college known for a curriculum that combines book reading with cattle branding—usually only gets between 100 and 200 applicants a year. Thanks to China, that number could soon swell considerably.