Mark Parker: The Top 10 bits of critical information you can pick up in any small town coffee shop
- An absolutely true story about a guy in Texas who had some steers electrocuted by electronic ID tags.
- Ted Turner, the Mormons or some Japanese or maybe Chinese conglomerate is buying half the county.
Unless You Treat the Underlying Cause Don’t Expect Results-Treatment Failure
Oklahoma Farm Report
Bovine Respiratory Disease or BRD, is the No. 1 disease cattle producers will face when they deal with incoming stockers onto their operations. However, according to Extension Veterinarian Dr. AJ Tarpoff, there are many other ailments that cattle develop that are oftentimes misdiagnosed as a BRD related symptom and then treated as such. In such cases, Tarpoff says this results in the affected animal’s “treatment failure
Why are hay lab test results different?
Hay producers often ask, “Why are forage quality test results for the same haystack different among laboratories?” There are significant sources of variation, or error, hay producers and consumers should realize.
Support animal agriculture disease preparedness in 2018 Farm Bill
With negotiations on the 2018 Farm Bill expected to heat up soon, Kansas cattle producers have a lot at stake. The Farm Bill authorizes many programs designed to support farmers and ranchers. One new provision that deserves special attention is the creation of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank.
Staying in the Game on WOTUS
It feels a lot like that last quarter of the game when it comes to the Waters of the U.S. rule right now. Farmers have gotten some tough calls along the way, and we’ve come back strong in the fourth. But we cannot stop driving down the field until we have a win for clean water and clear rules.
How to protect your farm from extreme activists
It’s no surprise that animal rights activist extremists are not fond of farmers and ranchers who raise animals. No matter how well the animals are treated under the farmers’ care, it will never be enough for the activists because their goal is a world without meat, milk, poultry and eggs.
How feeder cattle price slides work, and why
Over the past month, this column has focused on the feeder cattle market and various value drivers in an effort to help producers better understand market principles while marketing is fresh on their mind.