10 Ways to Prevent Heat Stress
It was a long, hard winter, and most cattlemen have eagerly awaited warmer temperatures. However, when the thermometer’s mercury climbs too far in the other direction, it can still cause issues.
New Hire Rossie Blinson, Animal Agriculture Alliance
I have had so many great mentors within the livestock industry, including my parents that sparked my interest in livestock by hooking up the truck and trailer weekly for cattle shows, my advisors that served with me on the NJHA board and National Beef Ambassador Team, and the knowledgeable and encouraging staff members during my internships.
Beef Veterinarians Must Partner With Clients To Ensure Operation Success
Unless you understand the goals of unique client operations and the industry surrounding them, Jessica Laurin, DVM, believes a veterinarian’s ability to help clients add value is limited. She began the Animal Health Center of Marion County (AHCMC) in Marion, KS, in 1996.
Foot and Mouth Disease, Climate Reaction and High-Frequency Trades
The cattle industry has found a rallying point most producers can agree upon: Stopping imports of fresh beef from areas of South America that have had cases of foot and mouth disease.
Get Them Bred. Help Keep Them Pregnant.
"Cattle producers who aren’t using modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines on their operations can be missing out on profits and reproductive protection," said Tim Dawson, DVM, a Cheyenne, Wyoming, large animal veterinarian.
Economics of Baleage for Beef Cattle Operations
J. Ross Pruitt, R. Curt Lacy
Louisiana State University
In recent years, there has been considerable interest from beef cattle producers in using baled silage or baleage as a way to reduce feeding expenses. This publication will discuss the costs of incorporating baleage into an existing beef cattle operation.
Challenges, opportunities for young to enter beef industry
Jack Whittier, Mariah Fischer
The 2007 U.S. Census of Agriculture reported the percentage of beginning farmers and ranchers has steadily declined. The census showed only 26.5 percent of all principal operators have been farming for less than 10 years, a decline of more than 10 percent since 1982.
Hastening Hay Dry-Down
University of Nebraska
Haying season is just about upon us. Weather reports soon will be the most important news of the day. Fortunately, there are ways to hasten hay dry-down to beat the weather.
Cattle ranching in Florida dates to 1521
Florida has been in the cattle industry since before there was a United States. When Juan Ponce de Leon made landfall just south of Tampa Bay in 1521, he came with horses and Spanish Andalusian cattle breeds.
What Can You Do When a Dog is Threatening Your Livestock?
The Ohio State University
For most people, dogs are a very familiar part of the family. For farm families, dogs may even go beyond the family pet duties and help protect the assets of the farm – the livestock. However, when dogs get loose and go after the livestock of someone else, serious problems can arise.