Baxter Black, DVM: The Dilemma of Immigration
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” The message that rings down through the Bible from Exodus to Revelations, “Blessed are ye poor for yours is the Kingdom of God.”
Brown Bagger EPD Updates
A Steak in Genomics
Jack Ward, Wade Shafer, and John Genho presented during todays NBCEC Brown Bagger seminar. They gave updates about how their breeds are utilizing genomic information.
Test Forages For NDF Digestiblity, Nutritionist Says
Hay and Forage Grower
Producers whose forages test at lower fiber digestibilities can still make ration adjustments to maximize animal health and performance, says Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois Extension emeritus dairy nutritionist.
Market your seedstock – don’t just sell them
At 5:30 a.m. you pull on your boots and, if there’s enough light, head to the pasture to see if the weaned calves broke the fence line. You round up the renegades, work them over and doctor anything with a runny nose.
Seedstock producers and their veterinarians build strong working partnerships to keep herds healthy
Ask Brian Brockman about the relationship he has with his veterinarian, and he’ll tell you in two words all about it. Valuable partner. “He has to trust me, and I have to trust him,” Brockman says. With 200 head of registered-Angus cows at his family’s Brockmere Farm in northwest Missouri, Brockman knows he can’t afford to cut corners on herd health. His customers depend on it.
Rebuilding cow herds among Nebraska State of Beef Conference topics next month
Farm & Ranch
Cow-calf producers in Nebraska and surrounding states are facing a decision as their pastures recover from several years of drought. Many producers are considering rebuilding herds that were downsized in response to the drought. But herd expansion carries both high costs and potentially big rewards.
R-CALF lauds senators for defending COOL
Morning AG Report
In early September Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) reached out to Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) to draft a bipartisan letter to demonstrate the U.S. Senate’s resolve to defend the nation’s 2002 country of origin labeling (COOL) law. Today, with the signatures of 32 Senators, their bipartisan, pro-COOL letter was sent to the chair and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Study Finds GMO’s Safe for Livestock
Oklahoma Farm Report
A recent study reviewed prior research on animal health and genetically modified materials in regards to genetically engineered animal feed. A few studies have seen a lot of the attention lately suggesting genetic engineering or ge products are dangerous.
Feed analysis keeps profit on track
If you’ve ever tried to fit a square peg in a round hole, you know frustration. If peg shape was a random variable, you’d find some tool to sort out the right ones.
Advice for cow-calf producers in managing record 2014 income
It’s been a very good year for cow-calf producers. For many of them, a historic year in terms of profitability, says Aaron Berger, an Extension educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.