Battling Lice In Your Cowherd?
As the daylight hours begin to decrease, cattle’s hair coats grow longer and thicker in preparation for colder temperatures and winter weather. It really is quite amazing how much protection is provided to the animal by its hair coat.
Use These Stocker Budgets To See Cell Grazing Payoff
Downloadable budgets show stocker operations most profitable at maximum sustainable stocking rate. Some of the data is changeable and some is not in these budgets. Stocking rates are set constant at three levels, for example.
Getting maximum value out of high-moisture corn silage
Farm and Ranch Guide
Ensiling high-moisture corn (HMC) offers beef and dairy producers with an on-farm source of high energy feed. However, in addition to often being prone to aerobic deterioration, a cool growing season and late harvest can exacerbate conditions that challenge the stability of high-moisture corn silage.
How lean is lean enough?
Are there still opportunities when thinking about lean beef? Yes, industry experts agree, but not necessarily in the direction it has taken during the past 40 years.
Producers look at ‘beauty of fescue’
The forage everyone loves to hate was a hot topic at the Kansas Livestock Association-Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day outside of Uniontown, Kan. Doug Shoup and a producer panel shared information and their experiences with tall fescue and answered questions from area cattlemen.
Make Buyers Aware of Withdrawal Times
Dr. Ken McMillan
The Progressive Farmer
It’s important to handle the sale of animals treated with long-withdrawal products in a responsible, up-front manner.
U.S. House Passes anti-WOTUS bill
Tri State Livestock News
The House of Representatives has passed H.R.5078 Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Act of 2014 with a bipartisan vote of 262-152. The legislation is an attempt to halt the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed “Waters of the United States” regulation.
Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches allows abused kids to find new hope in agriculture
For abused and neglected children in the social work system, life can be uncertain and difficult to say the least. However, in 1976 the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association sought to change the outlook for underprivileged youth by giving them a chance at growing up on a ranch.
Extension agency warns livestock producers about prussic acid
Waxahachie Daily Light
Use caution when grazing sorghum/sudan grass during periods when these forages may be experiencing stress, whether drought or frost stress, as prussic acid poisoning is one of the most toxic and rapidly acting of any common poison.
Feeding weaned calves during a pre-conditioning program
Spring born calves have already been, or soon will be weaned to meet the 45 day requirement for value-added calf sales. A minimum of a 45-day weaning period is recommended to maximize the benefits of pre-conditioning.