Proper storage and handling vaccines can pay big dividends
Farm & Ranch Guide
It doesn’t take long for a livestock producer to get hundreds of dollars invested in a vaccination program, according to Lisa Pederson, beef quality assurance specialist at the Dickinson Research Extension Center. And the proper handling and storage of those vaccines will determine if your vaccination program is successful.
Norfolk livestock sales on hold at what used to be largest auction market in world
Mary Pat Hoag
Omaha World-Herald News
Employees of Nebraska Livestock Sales of Norfolk were told Friday afternoon that sales at the market were being suspended for the entire summer, effective immediately.
Right Sizing Your Operation
Just like Goldilocks, you want to find just the right size to make you the most comfortable. Two years ago while attending a conference on grazing, I listened to a farmer describing the journey he had made after rejecting the conventional practices expected for a farming operation.
Producers Might Want to Consider Creep Feeding
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
Creep feeding, like so many management practices, has been around for a long time. In the current cattle markets, with the value of calves at all-time highs, producing the extra pounds of beef can pay substantial dividends.
Mark Parker: The Top 10 things to expect from the new kid you hired
10. Gets run over by a calf while texting in the sorting pen.
Grass tetany and an early spring
High Plains Journal
We haven’t had much of a winter in most of Montana in 2015. With many signs and symptoms of an early spring, grass tetany is probably a timely topic. Grass tetany is a metabolic disease of cattle associated with grazing lush, green pasture.
Warmer temperatures mean increased water needs for cattle
University of Arkansas
As summer approaches and high mid-day temperatures become the norm, cattle producers should give extra attention to making sure their herds have plenty of water to deal with extreme heat for the next several months.