3 key performance indicator targets for beef cow-calf operations
As expansion of the national beef herd accelerates and leads to lower prices, it is an excellent opportunity to review financial performance numbers that ranches should try to attain.
Evaluating marketing options for your cattle
From traditional livestock auctions to online sources, cattle producers have a variety of options to choose from when marketing cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist.
Magnesium and the Rumen: What you need to know to prevent grass tetany
As we enter into winter and spring, many will start high magnesium supplementation to help prevent winter tetany and grass tetany. We’ve all heard over and over that cattle need extra magnesium to prevent tetany. But have you ever wondered why?
NCBA Supports House Vote of Disapproval of WOTUS, But Pushback Must Continue
Oklahoma Farm Report
Another attempt to stop the Waters of the U.S. rule has taken place in the House. The House voted and passed S.J. Res. 22, a resolution to disapprove the Waters of the United States rule. The Senate passed a similar measure in November by a vote of 53-44.
Mark Parker: The Top 10 selling points for your old truck:
10. From-the-cab transmission access.
Creating more fuel efficient cattle
Truro Daily News
Just as automobile engineers and drivers look for ways to make their automobiles more fuel-efficient, so do biologists and ranchers with their cattle.
Livestock Economist Steve Meyer Says Cattlemen Need to Adjust to Changing Times for Cattle Prices
Oklahoma Farm Report
The latest U.S. beef and pork exports as of November 2015 showed demand momentum. Pork exports were picking up the pace and beef exports also showed some signs of life. November exports of U.S. pork were up eight percent from a year ago. That was the largest volume since May. The export value was still down 13 percent from a year, but up slightly from October.
Commit Time to Work on the Business this Year
University of Nebraska
January has arrived. Traditionally this is the time of year when people reflect on the year past and also think about changes that could be made in the New Year to move them toward their goals. As you make plans for this year, decide now to schedule time that will be spent working on the business in the year ahead.
How Long Does It Take to Feed 400 Cows in the Winter?
Using a well designed grazing cell & the right portable fence tools, I can generally feed the herd in about 25-30 minutes even with the ground frozen. No expensive machinery, No diesel fuel, No engines to start.
Protect animals from winter’s extremes
Animals burn extra calories to keep warm in severe cold. Nutrient requirements generally increase about 1 percent for every degree the temperature falls below 20 degrees F.