Shorthorn Breeder, leader, Pennsylvania’s Bradley Eisiminger passes
Mr. Eisiminger lived his entire life on the family farm of his ancestors, raising purebred shorthorn cattle. He received the prestigious honor of being named Builder of the Breed from American Shorthorn Association in 1956. In 2015, he was honored at the North American International Livestock Exposition for having the oldest continuously registered herd of shorthorn cattle since 1883.
Cattle body condition scoring top concern for ag experts
NDSU Extension Livestock Specialist Lisa Pederson tells about the importance of cattle body condition scoring, an evaluation of fat of muscle that relates to the animal’s ability to reproduce.
Kentucky farmer has ingenious way to round up his cows
A farmer from Kentucky, USA created a clever way to round up his cattle last week (October 29). Cows are notorious for being hard to manage, especially when in a large herd, but this farmer used their own animal instincts against them.
Giving up meat won’t save the planet
Frank M. Mitloehner
As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. Some activists have called for taxing meat to reduce consumption of it.
Tools are available to assist producers grazing crop residues
Harvest season is winding down and soon an abundance of crop residue will be available for our beef cattle. The University of Nebraska Extension recently developed two educational support tools to aid in making the fall and winter grazing season a successful one.
Three Tips for Winter Feeding Beef Cattle
There are many different options to consider in a winter feeding program. Cost of purchased grains or hay, nutritional value of feedstuffs, the equipment needed to feed, stockpiled forages, the types of cattle being fed. All of these considerations will weigh on determining what direction to go with feeding cattle in the winter.
Nutrition, Comfort and Care
Iowa Beef Industry Council
Fourth generation farmers, Marty and Steve Schwers, raise cattle on their family farm in New Vienna. The brothers have been farming together in Dubuque County since 1989. Marty and Steve’s father previously farmed on the same site.