Sex on the farm: How gene editing can revolutionize feeding the world
The process of producing food, protecting the environment, and improving animal health is advancing at a seemingly breakneck pace. These advancements are driven in part by new scientific discoveries, genetic research, data science, enhanced computational power, and the availability of new systems for precision breeding like CRISPR—an acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.
K-State’s Winter Ranch Management Series Set for February
Kansas State University
“Corrals, calcium, costs and cows: management and profit strategies for 2018” is the theme of the 2018 Kansas State University Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series. Hosted at four sites across the state of Kansas the meetings will feature presentations and comments by extension educators on profit-enhancing strategies.
Dog Pack Blamed for at Least 40 Dead Cattle in Arkansas
A pack of dogs in northern Arkansas has been pinpointed as the cause of multiple cattle deaths in the past few weeks. Newton County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Glenn Wheeler told the Harrison Daily Times cattle producers have been finding calves with missing ears, lips and noses after dying. Producers at first thought it was scavengers cleaning up carcasses of animals that had died from a possible disease.
What’s ahead for farmers, ranchers in new tax bill
North Dakota’s farm organization leaders offer differing viewpoints on what’s ahead for farmers and ranchers in the tax bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump last month. Daryl Lies, who farms at Douglas and leads the North Dakota Farm Bureau, an organization with 27,000 member families, attended the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention this month held in Nashville, TN.
Basic Beef Production Guidelines
Penn State University
Each beef cattle enterprise has different resources: land, labor, capital, feed and management. To raise beef cattle profitably, you must manage these resources to maximize returns. Below are some guidelines to make this enterprise successful.
U.S. urges Japan to eliminate import restrictions on U.S. beef
The United States has urged Japan to eliminate import restrictions on U.S. beef aimed at preventing the spread of mad cow disease, in the latest push from Washington to open up the Japanese market to U.S. farm imports, bilateral diplomatic sources said Friday.
Missouri Celebrates 50th Annual Cattle Convention
The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) elected it’s 2018 leadership during the 50th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, Jan. 5-7, 2018. Greg Buckman, Hallsville, Missouri, will serve as the 2018 MCA President.
For cattle, how low can temps go?
COLD-WEATHER CALVING: Many producers in western Nebraska have pushed calving back to late spring or even early summer to avoid calving in extreme conditions – and recent cold temperatures are a stark reminder why. Pushing calving dates back also shifts peak nutritional demands for pregnant cows and heifers to correspond with forage availability.
10 Things Farmers Do in the Winter
Plowing Through Life
Want to know how our bank wished us Happy New Year? The same way they always do, by sending a loan statement asking for a payment. So, thank goodness for the grain bins storing harvest. Never mind that your kid may be pulling your father-in-law around the yard on an old tire inter tube, somebody’s got to work.
How to improve AI success rate in your beef herd
University of Wisconsin
Executing a successful reproductive management program for the beef herd often comes down to the details. Many things need to go right, and many things can go wrong, in terms of a beef cow becoming pregnant. Artificial insemination is not right for every beef producer, but it is becoming a more attractive and cost effective option for many farms.