Mark Parker: The Top 10 comments overheard on a cattlemen’s tour
- Either there’s more brindle, one-horned, no-tail, brockle-face, half-Watusi cows in the world than you’d think or we’re driving around in circles.
- She’s one of these modern county agents — the doughnuts on the right are gluten-free.
Predicting Disease Risk in Feeder Cattle
While predicting disease risk in a group of cattle is relatively reliable for experienced cattle feeders, predicting risk in individual animals presents a much greater challenge. Veterinarians and industry partners continue to develop ways to predict risk or detect early signs of disease in individual cattle for more targeted treatments.
Toxic Fescue Dos and Don’ts
Craig Roberts doesn’t just think toxic fescue negatively affects health and reproduction in beef herds across the South, he knows it does. There is no such thing as a herd of cattle that has completely acclimated to ergot alkaloids, despite what it may look like.
WOTUS Fight Likely Headed for the Supreme Court
Oklahoma Farm Report
Once you have something like the Waters of the US rule on the books, it is hard to get rid of it. That is what the Trump Administration has discovered as they have worked to scrap the Obama era rule.
Get After the Weeds Yet This Fall
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
You may not want to put the sprayer away for winter just yet. Weeds can be a problem that reduce quality, quantity and stand life of our forages. We generally think of battling weeds in the spring or early summer, as crops begin to grow, because we naturally want to reduce competition for our forage crops.
Climatic conditions make assessing forage conditions difficult
Forage conditions and availability are an important concern for livestock producers, whether they raise their own supplies or purchase their needs. This year’s variable weather patterns have heightened some of those concerns.
Forage Analysis on Hay to be Fed this Winter a Sound Management Tool
Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources recommends livestock producers conduct a forage analysis on hay they will feed to their animals this winter. “Hay fields in some areas of Oklahoma have produced an average-to-above-average number of big round bales this summer, but the quality will be quite variable,” said Glenn Selk, OSU Cooperative Extension emeritus animal scientist and managing editor of the university’s popular Cow-Calf Corner newsletter.
R-CALF convention focuses on trade, meat labeling
The head of R-CALF USA says Trump administration trade policy is on the right track. Instead of trade discussion only being about exports, it’s now about balanced trade, according to Bill Bullard. “We’re calculating the net effects of our trade policies based on exports minus imports,” Bullard told Brownfield Ag News Thursday, “and this administration recognizes that we have been accruing a huge deficit that is harming our U.S. economy.”
Adding legumes to grass pastures adds quality to the forage.
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Adding legumes to grass pastures or hay fields supplies nitrogen to the soil and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, as well as adding quality to the forage. Anowar Islam, associate professor and agroecologist in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming, has been conducting a number of research trials on legumes and grasses in various locations around Wyoming.
Missouri becomes first state in U.S. to regulate use of the word ‘meat’
On Tuesday, Missouri becomes the first state in the country to have a law on the books that prohibits food makers to use the word “meat” to refer to anything other than animal flesh. This takes aim at manufacturers of what has been dubbed fake or non-traditional meat.