A shameless foodie & her ranching dad sit down for a medium-rare opportunity
Darby Minow Smith
My family loves beef — especially our own. I can taste sweet notes of alfalfa that we spend all summer watering, growing, and cutting; the meadow grasses we pasture our cattle on provide their own subtle herbaceous flavors. Our pride goes beyond flavor. My father, along with our whip-smart ranch manager and his hard-working daughter, work seven days a week on the Lazy T Ranch to raise 450 head of cattle.
Speaker says public wants trust in animal welfare, not data
Speaking at the fourth International Cattle Welfare Symposium in Ames, Iowa, on July 17, David Daley, dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University – Chico, said today’s consumers want to know they’re buying meat, milk and eggs from producers taking care of their animals, but their concerns aren’t resolved by science.
Area ranchers try nontraditional approaches to raising cattle in Florida
It isn’t easy raising cattle in Florida. Nearly all of the calves born on a ranch don’t get to stay more than about a year before they’re shipped off to parts west. It’s one of the challenges facing the state’s thriving cattle industry.
Stockpiling winter pasture techniques for beef cattle
Central Kentucky News
Stockpiling fall and winter pastures is accomplished when producers omit the late summer harvest of hay or pasture, allow the fields to grow, and then graze those fields in the late fall or early winter months. Benefits of implementing this management practice include reduced feeding costs, and having access to high quality pasture in the late fall or winter months.
UNL field lab to host animal management event
The High Plains Nutrition and Management Roundtable is scheduled for Aug. 28. This year’s event will focus on cow herd size and beef production.
Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle
John G. Kirkpatrick, DVM, David Lalman, PhD
Oklahoma State University
Foot rot is a subacute or acute necrotic (decaying) infectious disease of cattle, causing swelling and lameness in one or more feet. The disease can become chronic, with a poorer prognosis for recovery if treatment is delayed, which results in deeper structures of the toe becoming affected.
That’s Nice – But I Raise Cows
I am somewhat disappointed that we are continually revisiting the topic of crossbreeding in commercial beef production-and actually debating the merits of the practice. Crossbreeding is not a new concept. Unfortunately, it seems that this topic continues to fester, simply because we refuse to look al the issue objectively.