Management seminar helps beef producer raise livestock more humanely
Norman Voyles Jr. truly enjoys the work he does on the Voyles Farms, Inc. grain and livestock farm he and his brother, Jim, own near Martinsville. And he credits a Purdue Extension program with helping him stay current on best practices for humane handling of cattle.
Genex Reports Record Beef Semen Sales to Dairy Herds
Over the past 30 months, Genex Cooperative, Inc. has marketed more than 300,000 units of beef semen to dairy herds. The marked increase in sales of beef genetics to dairy herds is attributed to technological advances enabling producers to target matings to a specific purpose as well as tight beef supplies and record low beef cattle numbers.
Correct moisture makes the best silage
Proper moisture content may be the most important aspect to making good silage. Silage harvested too wet and immature reduces yield per acre. It can result in nutrient losses and environmental damage from seepage, and it often produces an inefficient, sour clostridial fermentation that reduces intake by livestock as well as experiences extra dry matter losses.