Daily Archives: July 26, 2018

Supplementing Feeder Calves

Supplementing Feeder Calves

John Maday

Drovers

Even in human health, use of dietary supplements requires somewhat of a leap of faith. We know that certain vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, herbs and microbial products have health benefits, but just a few can offer data from controlled, replicable trials.

Full Story

Why Trump’s tariffs could actually help farmers

Why Trump’s tariffs could actually help farmers

Megan Henney

Fox Business News

Tariffs levied by President Trump against traditional American economic partners like China and the European Union may hurt farmers in the short-term, but according to the CEO of the Summit Agricultural Group, the tariffs could ultimately help the agricultural sector.

Full Story

Southeast: Evaluate tools for mating decisions

Southeast: Evaluate tools for mating decisions

Jason Duggin

Progressive Cattleman

People like consistency, and most of us don’t like surprises except for that rare check in the mail we weren’t expecting. There was a time on the farm when producers were really concerned about an upcoming calving season. Buying bulls prior to the era of expected progeny differences (EPDs) was a real guessing game. Now we have access to multiple genetic tools. Calving season for some will begin at the end of the month.

Full Story

New Iowa State Cow-Calf Specialist Brings Experience, Enthusiasm to Job

New Iowa State Cow-Calf Specialist Brings Experience, Enthusiasm to Job

Iowa Beef Center

Katy Lippolis may not be an Iowa native, but the new Iowa State University extension beef cow-calf specialist said her roots in agriculture began here and she truly believes she was always meant to end up in Iowa.

Full Story

Trump’s USDA Fights Global Guidelines on Livestock Antibiotics

Trump’s USDA Fights Global Guidelines on Livestock Antibiotics

Andrew Martin and Jared S Hopkins

Bloomberg

The Trump administration is resisting the World Health Organization’s effort to sharply limit antibiotic use in farm animals, a move intended to help preserve the drugs’ effectiveness. Instead, the U.S. is helping draft an alternative approach that appears more favorable to agribusiness.

Full Story

Toxic Plants

Toxic Plants

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Some problem plants can be safely eaten in small amounts or certain stages of growth, while others are toxic at all times. Cattle poisoning often depends on palatability (some plants are rarely eaten), stage of development, portion eaten (some have more toxin in roots, seeds or leaves) and growing conditions.

Full Story

Put Northwest Iowa Corn Silage Clinic on Your Calendar – Aug. 28

Put Northwest Iowa Corn Silage Clinic on Your Calendar – Aug. 28

Iowa Beef Center

Northwest Iowa beef and dairy producers depend on quality corn silage to build profitable rations. To help them accomplish this, the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension Dairy Team are hosting the Northwest Iowa Corn Silage Clinic on Aug. 28 at the Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland. Iowa State extension dairy specialist Fred Hall and beef specialist Beth Doran, both from northwest Iowa, are organizing the program.

Full Story