BeefTalk: Summer Safety for the Farm and Ranch
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Safety never should be taken for granted on any farm or ranch. And even more so when guests arrive, so plan ahead. There is nothing like a nice summer evening as family and friends are gathered for relaxation out in the country. The noise and busyness are removed, leaving some time for just being.
What is a Pasture Inventory and How Do You Do It?
A pasture inventory provides an assessment of what you have available in your pastures at a given point in time. Just like a retail sales business conducts periodic inventories to know what they have on the shelf to sell, any grazing farm or ranch should know what they have available in the pastures as standing feed.
Taking a Lesson From Developing World, Chicago High School Teaches Cattle Farming
Here’s an image you might not expect: Imagine a group of agricultural heavyweights from Nebraska on the far South Side of Chicago. In starched jeans and boots, they’re visiting a 72-acre agricultural operation with a 40-acre farm, aquaponics outfit, and farm stand, all located within city limits.
eBEEF.org launched at BIF
A Steak in Genomics
A new website dedicated to beef cattle genetics has been launched at the 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Conference. eBEEF.org is part of the national eXtension program with the goal of being a one-stop site for beef cattle genetics and genomics information.
Cover crops as a livestock feed
Michigan State University
Cover crops have been promoted in recent years to improve soil health. Ruminant livestock producers have opportunities to utilize cover crops as high quality feed.
Be on the lookout for poison hemlock in hay
Socrates met his end because his enemies figured out how to poison him. They used poison hemlock. Unfortunately, thousands of years later, it’s appearing more frequently, and it could be a threat to your livestock.
Large-animal vets in short supply
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
If you are one of the estimated 10,000 cattle producers in Mississippi, you may have faced a challenge in finding a veterinarian to treat a sick or injured animal right away.