Why science doesn’t support rotational grazing
One of the more fascinating aspects of grazing management in recent decades has been the contrast between what scientists say about rotational grazing and what ranchers say.
A successful artificial insemination program is the result of many separate steps done correctly.
Factors such as insemination timing, semen placement, estrous detection and synchronization protocols usually receive the most focus. Semen handling is often overlooked in the discussion, but is just as important to the success or failure of AI.
How Bad Is It When Your Curing Hay Gets Rained On in the Field?
Rain occurring while cut hay is laying in the field causes both yield and quality losses that reduce the value of the crop as an animal feed and a marketable commodity.
Mark Parker: The Top 10 ways you can spot a modern farmer
10. When he gets stuck, he can give his wife the GPS coordinates so she can pick him up.
Beef Production Gaining Efficiency, While Reducing Environmental Impact
Oklahoma Farm Report
Producing more with less. That’s the goal of sustainability. Dr. Sara Place, associate professor of animal science at Oklahoma State University has been tackling this very issue for the beef industry.
Repeal of Country of Origin Labeling – it’s messy
Farm and Ranch Guide
For those not familiar with COOL, it is a United States program that requires all fresh beef, pork, chicken, goat, and lamb to be labeled with its country of origin. It sounds simple, but it gets messy.
Feeder Cattle Heat Stress, Are You Ready for Summer?
Richard Stowell PhD, Dee Griffin DVM
University of Nebraska
The thermo-comfort zone of feeder cattle and mature cows range from subzero temperatures in the winter to around 75 oF in the summer, depending on body condition, hair coat length, and plane of nutrition.
Make Plans to Attend Junior Brahman Show
Don’t miss the largest family event in the Brahman breed July 6-11, 2015, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Ark. More than 250 American Junior Brahman Association (AJBA) members from eight states will exhibit 650 head of registered Red and Gray Brahman cattle and F-1 females.
Detecting Signs of Sickness
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
It’s important to check cattle often enough to detect subtle signs of early disease. Early detection and early treatment can often make the difference of life or death, quick recovery or prolonged treatment/convalescence for that animal.
Beat the Heat with These Summer Management Tips
Dr. Kim Mullenix
Southeast Cattle Advisor
When was the last time you thought about HOW MUCH water your cattle need on a daily basis? You might be surprised about how much this need increases during the summer months.