Oregon standoff: Who’s really getting hurt by federal grazing laws?
Los Angeles Times
Few locals agree with the methods used by the armed activists who rolled into Burns, Ore., over the weekend and took over the headquarters of the sprawling Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. But they share some of the same frustrations with the federal agencies that manage about half the state’s land.
Safety in Working and Handling Livestock
The Ohio State University
During the holiday season it can be easy to think about holiday plans and preparations and lose some focus when working with livestock, or perhaps you will have some non-farm family members or friends visiting and “helping” with livestock chores.
Pennsylvania farmer recognizes own stolen cows at auction
The Morning Call
Police say a farmer working at a southwestern Pennsylvania livestock option recognized his own stolen cows, leading to the arrest of a suspect.
Setting Up Fencing and Water for Mob Grazing on 2700 Acres
The first thing most folks think of when considering mob or management-intensive grazing on a large landscape is all the work involved in fencing and watering the cattle. It’s a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, with a little planning, the right equipment and some ingenuity, the Reisers demonstrated that it is possible.
Give Hay the Boot
Angus Beef Bulletin
One of the happiest days of Bass Hyatt’s cattle career came from a divorce. Most assuredly not from Sandra, his wife and partner of 45 years, but from his hay operation. “I don’t have to start up the tractors in the winter. I don’t have to make hay. I got rid of the hay equipment, and we don’t have the maintenance or fuel costs to run it,” Hyatt gloats.
Heart of America Grazing Conference
Midwestern forage and livestock producers can get the latest research-based information at the Heart of America Grazing Conference. Hosted by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council and the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the conference begins the afternoon of Jan. 25 and goes through the afternoon of Jan. 26 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington. One- and two-day registrations are available.
Where’s the (grass-fed) beef?
“Our White Parks never have an ounce of grain in their life,” Ward said. “The cows give birth to their calves in the field. They nurse off the mother and then move to grass.”