Make the most of your cattle deworming program
A common practice found on many operations is to dose dewormers according to the average weight of the herd. While convenient, this can under-dose a significant number of the cattle and diminish the effectiveness of the drug.
Farming by day, firefighting by night
Effingham Daily News
Sigel native Joe Vogt is a farmer by day and a volunteer firefighter by night. Vogt said he tends to his beef cattle on his farm in rural Sigel and then attends fire department meetings at night, once farm chores are done. “I’m farming a lot during the day time when the sun’s out,” Vogt said. “Fire meetings are usually during the evenings once things here at the farm have wrapped up for the day.”
Americans Are Grilling More Steaks for Labor Day With the Economy Humming
When Americans feel like they’ve got more money, they like to treat themselves. That means there could be plenty of steaks on the grill this year for Labor Day. A buzzing economy and low U.S. unemployment is a boon for beef, typically considered a premium meat. Gains for the cattle herd means retail prices have fallen. Combine that with grocer discounts for the holiday, and steaks and burgers could be the cheapest they’ve been in years, attracting demand.