Improve Your Stockmanship by Understanding the Flight Zone
We’ve all seen those diagrams of the flight zone. But sometimes seeing a group of animals demonstrate how it works is a lot more helpful. That’s what this video does for us. Yes, it is sheep, but the same principles hold when you’re working with cattle. Though I mostly work with cattle, I like this video demonstration with sheep because of their tendency to crowd more closely together than cattle. This makes it easier to see how our body language changes the animals’ response.
Stranded on I-94 with a load of cows
My maternal grandfather passed away in the summer of 2017, but every time I drive on Interstate 94 between my prairie home and Fargo, N.D., I remember a trip I took with him to sell cattle.
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.
Survey: Consumers want protein but don’t understand it
The survey showed that 55% of U.S. households say high protein is now an important attribute to consider when buying food for their households. Across the country, 6% of households include someone who is on a high-protein diet. That’s more than 5.4 million people, Nielsen noted.
Selection and Development of Rangeland Heifers
In Beef Cattle
Heifers should have their first calf by the age of 2. However, that is dependent on their reaching puberty early, and puberty is a function of age and body weight, noted Bruce Carpenter, Texas A&M University animal science associate professor and extension livestock specialist, speaking to cattlemen gathered Aug. 29-30 in Ruidoso, N.M., for the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle workshop.
Former cattleman’s legacy spans a wide range of achievements
The Pueblo Chieftain
A noted cattleman and longtime general manager of the Colorado State Fair has been inducted into the Central High School Hall of Honor. Clarence Gerald “Jerry” Robbe, a 1951 graduate of Central, died in 2017 at the age of 83.
North Dakota rancher not too worried about trade war impacting cattle market
Some ranchers on the Western Edge of North Dakota are optimistic about how the market looks, but will the new series of trade wars between the United States and China start to affect the outlook. One Slope County rancher said he feels good, but he is keeping his fingers crossed at the same time.