Want to get rid of toxic fescue? Begin in the hay field
If trying to eliminate toxic fescue, begin with hay fields first, says University of Missouri beef nutritionist Justin Sexten. "Toxin-free hay makes establishing toxin-free pastures easier," Sexten said, as seed from infected hay reinfects new pastures.
Hand-Fed, Home-Raised Bulls Meet the Mark
When Robert Field puts one of his home-raised bulls on a customer’s trailer, he wants to be absolutely sure that bull has what it takes to get cows pregnant.
Review corn particle size to improve beef feeding efficiency
According to a new study out from Kansas State University, corn particle size can affect digestibility and how cattle efficiently use the grain for energy and growth – meaning cattle producers will likely need to take a second look at how they are preparing their rations.
The Top Ten things city folks should understand about cattlemen pulling stock trailers
10. Fully functional trailer lights are really more of a goal than a hard-and-fast rule.
Silage trials show forage type is key to yield and quality
Tri State Livestock News
Ongoing Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service sorghum silage trials have revealed forage type and variety are key considerations to optimizing both quantity and quality, according to two specialists.
Feed vs. Food: Are cattle really taking food out of our mouths?
Dr. Jude L. Capper
In 40 years, the global population is predicted to contain more than 9 billion people, and demand for food, fuel and fiber will increase by 60 percent.1 Out of those 9 billion people, 8 billion will live in the developing world, where inhabitants of regions such as China and India will have household incomes similar to those in the developed world, and will demand more milk, meat and eggs.
Antibiotic bill in Senate aimed at animal ag
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate called the “Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act” is directed at livestock agriculture production. The bill, sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Susan Collins of Maine (and co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York), would require the FDA to withdraw its approval of antibiotics “that are at high risk of abuse” unless the drug maker can demonstrate that their use in animal agriculture does not pose a risk to human health.
The beef industry carried a knife to a dietary guidelines gunfight
It’s been known for quite some time that the process of updating the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans was not about science. Like most things in Washington D.C., it is quintessentially all about politics.
Call made for proactive practices to prevent lameness in cattle
In the cattle business, mistakes can be costly, not only in terms of production, but also in terms of animal well-being. According to Dee Griffin, DVM, at the University of Nebraska Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, mistakes can be avoided by establishing proactive stewardship practices that focus on identifying cattle lameness.
Research: Key Pillar in Growing Beef Demand
Oklahoma Farm Report
Research is one of the three main priorities for the nation’s beef checkoff. The beef checkoff was charged to work in three areas in an effort to improve beef demand for cattle producers- Research, Education and Marketing- or Advertising.