My dispersal sale ad (that you’ll likely never see)
Sometimes I think the cattle business is cruel. When we host groups at the ranch, they probably think we are a smooth-running and efficient machine. At least, that is the impression we strive to leave. I suspect guilt keeps us from sharing all our foibles, because everyone else seems to oversee a smoothly running machine on their ranches.
M. Bovis can Survive on Salt Blocks
Researchers and veterinarians have long known that bovine tuberculosis (TB) can spread between cattle, or from wildlife to cattle, through feed sources. Researchers at Michigan State University now have confirmed that Mycobacterium bovis, the primary pathogen associated with bovine TB, can survive for up to three days on salt or mineral blocks.
Effect of Heifer Development System on Reproduction and Subsequent Gain as a Pregnant Heifer
Bringing a bred replacement into the herd represents a significant expense for beef cattle producers. For those producing their own replacements, heifer development costs contribute directly to cow depreciation, which is one of the three largest expenses on many operations.
Managing Spring Grass Growth and Selective Grazing
– Rory Lewandowski
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
For most beef cattle farmers who are managing their pastures in a rotational grazing system two of the biggest spring challenges are the flush of rapid growth that will occur and selective grazing. While there are no easy management answers, if we review some basic plant growth biology and grazing principles, they may suggest some management strategies. Warning: this article may disrupt some conventional thinking.
Fight face flies that carry pinkeye bacteria
Fly Control Center
The economic injury level of face flies, a common pest of pastured cattle, is only 10 insects per animal. However, when face flies (Musca autumnalis) are carrying the bacterium that causes pinkeye, as is the case this season in several areas across the country, the economic threshold may be as low as one fly per animal.
The Story of a Texas Rancher Girl
Linda Jordens Galayda passion for ranching culture was enstilled in her from a young age as she grew up on a ranch in Katy, Texas. Her story is a perfect example of someone having roots and wings. In addition to her love of ranching, she spent 30 years in the fashion merchandising industry in New York City, New York.
Breeding cows that can defend themselves against jaguars
From time to time jaguars emerge from a clump of forest, streak across the savannah and attack one of a panic-stricken herd of cows. When that happens, ranchers hunt the offender down and shoot it. That practice is endangering the cats’ survival.