What Works for Wildlife Is Also Better for Montana Rancher and Her Livestock
Janet Endecott thought she was just being nice when she agreed to improve fish habitat on her ranch. It turns out the livestock loved the change too!
‘Clock Management’ a Key Part of Determining Whether or Not to Grow Dual-purpose Wheat for Grazing
Tick. Tick. Tick. The time is fast approaching when Oklahoma and other Southern Plains wheat producers will need to determine whether or not to grow dual-purpose wheat for grazing.
Japan Beef Tariffs Shake Cattle Futures
Fox Business News
Cattle futures slid after Japan said it was temporarily hiking tariffs on frozen beef imports from the U.S. Japanese officials said on Friday they were raising duties on U.S. frozen beef exports to 50% from 38.5%.
BeefTalk: Precondition Calves Regardless of Weaning Time
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Now is the time to start preparing calves for marketing with a sound preconditioning program developed in concert with your veterinarian. Drier weather may mean selling this year’s calves earlier, so preconditioning your calves sooner rather than later makes good sense. Do not wait and, out of frustration, call the trucker and just send the calves to town.
Pneumonia in young calves is an important contributor to death loss before weaning. Many veterinarians and cattle producers think of postweaning respiratory disease (also known as bovine respiratory disease or BRD) when they think about lung disease or pneumonia in cattle, but calves can get pneumonia while they are still suckling their dams.
"Proper Planning Prevents Pitifully Poor Performance"
Oklahoma Farm Report
“Parasites are a year-round problem,” he said. “If you’re in the great State of Oklahoma, you’re dealing with parasites pretty much habitually. So, work with your vet to create a protocol and a plan to figure out what parasites are affecting your cattle and which products match up well against those parasites.”
LO Cattle Company in Garfield County, Montana, loses hundreds of cattle in fire
The Fence Post
Mary Brown, of LO Cattle Company just south of Highway 200 between Mosby and Sand Springs, Mont., is in the thick of the fire. They have 400-plus cattle that are either lost or dead. They are still fighting fire at the north end of their place and at one point it was on every single side of their ranch.