Supplementing Feeder Calves
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.
Why Trump’s tariffs could actually help farmers
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.
Southeast: Evaluate tools for mating decisions
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.
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.
Trump’s USDA Fights Global Guidelines on Livestock Antibiotics
Andrew Martin and Jared S Hopkins
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.
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.
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.