BeefTalk: Parasites, the Unwanted Guest
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
I was watching a video of what appeared to be a wiggling thing inside a very small sack. The wiggling thing was actually a small parasite larva inside the egg sac attached to a small blade of grass. The larva was about to hatch.
Backgrounding Facility Designs
According to Chris Hurt, Purdue University Extension economist, 2015 may see the lowest feed prices of the past five years. Kevin Good, CattleFax analyst, projects 2015 750-pound (lb.) feeder calves to range from $195 to $240 per hundredweight (cwt.) and average $220 per cwt.
The Cow is the First Source of Calf Health
The cow’s plain of nutrition and diet during gestation can affect her colostrum (first milk) production, milk yield, and the long-term health of her calf.
Beware of Feeding Herbicide Treated Hay
Harvesting ditch hay (grass and legumes growing alongside the roadways) is a common practice, especially in western Minnesota. Ditch hay provides livestock owners with forage suitable for beef cattle, dairy heifers and horses.
Sustainability: What is it and why does it matter?
Dr. Sara Place
A Steak in Genomics
Took human civilization from 10,000 BC to 1804 AD to reach a billion people. We are now projected to reach 9 billion people by 2045. Human population growth is exponential.
DOT approves hours of service waiver for livestock haulers
Hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a two-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s hours-of-service rule, the National Pork Producers Council said Wednesday.
Low density i50K genomic test now available from Zoetis
Next generation technology brings even greater value to the benefits of genomic testing to producers for use on more animals
Bar V Beef takes herd management to a new level
The world has changed a lot since bulls were simply turned out into a pasture filled with a cowherd. Genetics, nutrition, data and health care have all played a part in the life of each head of cattle on ranches across the country and around the world. Bar V Beef near Blue Hill is no different.
Farm Bureau Releases Detailed Analysis of Waters of the U.S. Rule
The Voice of Agriculture
The American Farm Bureau Federation released documents outlining how the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule will give the agency sweeping powers to regulate land use despite a body of law clearly prohibiting such overreach.
Senate Committee Votes to Stop EPA’s Regulatory Land Grab
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works advanced legislation today to force the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite their “waters of the United States” rule, a move applauded by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council.