A New Year’s Resolution for Agriculture
Agriculture, I want you to stand up for yourself. Because, at the moment, you’re getting your butt kicked by a bunch of Tofu Eaters. Every day, the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals work to put you out of business.
University of Illinois
As farmers put together least-cost rations this winter, many of them will be using corn as an ingredient. For many farmers, corn stored on farm will be the cheapest source of energy. It has been a few years since corn has been this "cheap." Thus, it is worth reminding cattlemen of the dangers of acidosis when feeding higher levels of corn.
Calf Loss Likely Due to Joint Ill
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Joint ill, often resulting from an infected navel, generally affects calves two weeks old and younger.
Winter Stockpile Grazing’s Final Chapter (Or Is It?)
Troy has finished with his stockpile grazing for this season. Here he shares how many days he made it, and talks about lessons learned and the questions he’s asking to help him prepare for next year.
Farmers and Ranchers Still Optimistic Despite Washington’s Past Dysfunction
The Voice of Agriculture
While America’s farmers and ranchers achieved notable victories on the farm bill and waterways infrastructure legislation in 2014, agriculture must push harder for important policy reforms in 2015, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.
Keep Vaccines from Freezing in Cold Weather
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Shannon Williams, Lemhi County Extension educator in Salmon, Idaho, says one of the biggest challenges when working cattle in cold weather is keeping vaccines, syringes and needles from freezing.
Study your lesson before calving season begins
One popular industry publication listed an Oklahoma State University Extension Bulletin as one of 6 most important pieces of equipment needed for producers during the calving season.
Controlled Calving Season is Controlled Management
Pennsylvania State University
There is free money in a cow herd that has a tight window of breeding and calving, and it is not a difficult action to realize the benefits by just shutting a gate.
Preparation for Breeding Cows and Heifers
The best time to prepare for reproduction is in the selection process of replacement females. Reproduction is a genetic factor and you select for it.
Beef Checkoff Launches MBA 2.0
The Beef Board
The beef checkoff’s Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program has launched MBA 2.0, an opportunity for beef and dairy producers to step up and be true leaders – ‘Agvocates’, if you will – for the industry and all of agriculture.