Tips For A Successful Calving Season
Milton W. Orr
University of Tennessee
As most producers are aware, calving season is a busy time of year for most producers. It is important to plan the calving season from the star t of the breeding season to make it as stress free as possible. There are many things producers can do to reduce stress and problems associated with the calving season, but the best producers remain ready for problems to protect the investment in the calf crop.
GrassSnap Tracks Pasture Conditions
The Progressive Farmer
Photographs, GPS location, dates, directions and comments about pastures all in one, convenient place. That’s the idea behind the University of Nebraska’s new mobile app, called GrassSnap.
Where does beef come from? Part 1 – A geographic perspective
Julia Darnton, and Lauren McGuire
Michigan State University
As much as people would like to believe they know, a vast majority of Americans could probably only say which grocery store their beef came from, as opposed to the geographic area it was raised in.
NCBA Shows Scope of WOTUS Rule
Oklahoma Farm Report
The battle over the ‘Waters of the US’ continues. WOTUS is a proposed regulatory rule from the Environmental Protection Agency and US Army Corps of Engineers that is currently open for public comment through Federal Register.
Drought‐related risks to cattle
Robert H. Poppenga, DVM, PhD, Birgit Puschner, DVM, PhD,
With much of California under severe to extreme drought, we are witnessing impacts on beef cattle producers well beyond simple shortages of water and forage. We expect a difficult year for California ranchers, and similar problems could emerge in other drought-affected areas, creating a need for additional vigilance among veterinarians and producers to assure cattle health and productivity.
Producers discuss policy priorities at NCBA summer conference
Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) addressed current policy priorities at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver this week, passing new resolutions and directives for the 2014 policy agenda.
Inaugural Brangus Fall Conference Set for October
Join the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for the inaugural Brangus Fall Conference set for October 2-4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Participants can expect informative sessions and fun social events while networking with the Board of Directors and committee members. Headlining the event is keynote speaker Forrest Roberts, Chief Executive Officer for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
All Flesh Is Grass: The Importance of High Quality Forages
Farm and Livestock Directory
Under most conditions, a cow will only eat for eight-to-nine hours a day and take 55-60 bites per minute. With these constraints on the amount of material that can be consumed per day, the quality of the feed being offered becomes fundamentally important to the amount of milk or meat a given animal can produce.
Is American farming different than European farming?
Minnesota Farm Guide
A French farmer explained he feels GMOs are not natural and he would not drink American milk products because most U.S. milk contains added hormones or is tainted by GMO feed consumed by American cows.
Plan Now For Stockpiling Tall Fescue
Dr. Gary Bates
University of Tennessee
Even with as hot as it has been this summer, now is the time to start thinking about feeding your cows this winter. We all know that winter feeding means hay. When November gets here, tall fescue pastures will not be growing, and hay will have to be put out until March or April when fescue pastures begin to grow again.