Baxter Black, DVM: Labor Day on the Farm
Labor Day was created by Unions to recognize the American Worker. It did not include ranching and farming; if they did it would destroy the ability of a farmer to get a loan. If a farmer included the cost of his daily labor on a financial statement, no banker could find a way to show a profit.
Who owns your data?
The Cattle Business Weekly
As the amount of genetic data steadily grows, ranchers seem to have a lot of questions regarding how data is stored and owned. At a panel discussion at the Beef Improvement Federation Symposium and Convention in Loveland, Colo. in June, five cattlemen gathered to discuss “Who Owns Your Data and Where Is It?” Not unlike many cattlemen, Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association (ASA) executive vice president, admits he was once one who didn’t pay attention to the data ownership and intellectual property rights topic.
Pasture and Forage Weed Control; Mow or Spray?
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
It is important to remember that each herbicide varies in terms of target weed response. In other words, herbicides vary in ability to kill specific weeds and always refer to product labels prior to use. Always wear the personal protective equipment recommended on the product label. Be aware of product restrictions and recommendations relating to the environment, sensitive crops, and bees.
Marketing feeder cattle for one more bid
High Plains Journal
The typical cow-calf producer in southwest Missouri knows a lot about growing forages, feeding and caring for cows, nursing calves and stockers. They may pride themselves on making breeding stock decisions and getting a high percentage of their cows to wean a calf.
Fall calving season is fast approaching.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Many fall-calving cow herds are managed to begin the calving season near the first of September. Data from Oklahoma State University research indicates fall calving may begin sooner than producers expect.
EPDs and Reasonable Expectations in Commercial Crossbred Operations
Jared Decker, PhD
A Steak in Genomics™
One point must be clear from the very beginning: EPDs work. When we select parents based on EPDs the genetic merit for that trait increases in our herd. When we select the parents using EPDs the performance of the next generation improves.
Sustainability Can Be a Win-Win
What if we could not only reduce carbon emissions from cattle production, but also redirect that carbon toward animal growth, and more beef production per unit of input?