Getting Water to the Herd – Sometimes Old Tech is the Best Tech
Pearce Flournoy runs the Willow Creek Ranch, near Likely, California. During the recent drought, he visited the Alturas Field Office and asked how he could better utilize part of his pasture. He wanted to distribute his cattle more uniformly by establishing a water facility to draw his livestock to an unused part of his ranch. But for that he needed water.
U.S. cattle hides take a tariff hit
The U.S. beef industry, like other sectors of U.S. agriculture, faces considerable losses because of the tariff wars between the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The losses are not as severe as those seen in hog, corn and soybean production. But the tariffs imposed on U.S. beef products exported to China and Canada will cost the U.S. industry hundreds of millions of dollars per year in lost sales.
Cattle Rabies is no Laughing Matter
A rabid domestic animal that potentially has much more human contact than wildlife is definitely a concern for transmission of rabies to humans. ( U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ) When news surfaces about cattle with rabies, media outlets and the urban public might treat it as a humorous event, with images of a vicious, slobbering cow running amuck on the farm. In fact though, a rabid domestic animal that potentially has much more human contact than wildlife is definitely a concern for transmission of rabies to humans.
Take Steps to Prevent Fall and Winter Health Issues
Floron C. Faries, Jr.
As a cow-calf herd goes into the fall season after a hot, dry summer, the entire herd may be stressed. Excessive heat, short grass and low water tanks stress cattle and make them more susceptible to diseases. Unsanitary conditions and abrupt diet changes also can lead to illness, as can other circumstances of stress.
What Are We Doing For Our Customers?
John F. Grimes
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
Few enterprises are as productive as American agriculture. The American farmer is very good at their specialization: efficient food production. Farmers and ranchers are at their best when it comes to using recommended practices and modern technologies to achieve profitable yields from their available resources. However, one area that the typical producer is not as comfortable with is the subject of marketing.
Pesticide resistance mechanisms identified in cattle ticks
The cattle tick is controlled by pesticides, invariably leading to the selection of resistant strains. In Brazil, this parasite is currently resistant — to a greater or lesser extent — to all of the commercial pesticides cattle farmers in the country use, according to an announcement from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
Hay Buying Help, and Preparation for Next Year
The Stock Exchange
With last week’s rain showers leaving much of the area saturated, there were limited opportunities for farming or even yardwork. I took advantage of the soggy conditions here in NW Ohio and headed south on Friday to a fairly productive couple of days in Morgan County. We had a good chance to winterize and store all of the hay equipment and tractors that we typically don’t use during winter time.