Secretary Perdue details USDA functions in the event of a lapse in federal funding
The Fence Post
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding. “There may be a lapse in funding for the federal government, but that will not relieve USDA of its responsibilities for safeguarding life and property through the critical services we provide,” said Secretary Perdue.
Good Grazing Management Brings an Ecosystem Back to Life
When Gary and Amy Cammack purchased 927 acres of rangeland in 1984, it bore the scars of grazing that began 100 years ago. High stocking rates had reduced plant diversity and it was a mono-culture of needle and thread grass.
“The Art of Greatness” film premieres Christmas Eve
The Cattle Business Weekly
“Greatness is not something you can weigh or measure scientifically,” said Richard Halstead, portrait artist of the five Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery inductees featured in “I Am Angus | The Art of Greatness.” “Greatness is not fashion. It’s not fame either. It’s not someone who’s making the biggest splash, the biggest noise. It’s someone who has a lasting quality. It doesn’t have to be earth shaking. It doesn’t have to follow any pre-conceived concept of greatness. There’s no one strict formula for making greatness. It’s what people do with what they have.”
Bale grazing. ‘What a waste of feed!’ NO
I still receive this comment quite often when I speak about bale grazing. Our industry is hung up on being efficient. We don’t want to waste anything. I know we have all been trained to target 97 per cent efficiency in everything we do.
‘Holy Cow’: Cattle form the sign of the cross
Gene Hanson, the North Dakota farmer whom President Trump called a “great American,” has created messages in his field before. But this time instead of using his plow, he used his neighbor’s cows — approximately 150 of his young black Angus cattle — who live across the road from his farm in Edgeley.
Livestock producers, consumers affected by cellular agriculture
Farm and Dairy
According to a team of Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences livestock experts and food scientists focused on cellular agriculture, the progress of this technology requires thorough evaluation and discussion to address the multitude of questions surrounding it.
To those who feed the herd at Christmas
Heather Smith Thomas
Christmas is a special time because this is when we pause in our daily busyness to remember God’s greatest gift to us – in the birth of his Son, who showed us that we are all children of God and that we are loved by our Father.
Multi-breed genetic evaluations focus on commercial producer
Formed in 2010 by the American Simmental Association and the Red Angus Association of America, International Genetic Solutions (IGS) is a collaboration between progressive breed associations to enhance beef industry profitability.
Tips offered to prevent and treat hypothermia and frostbite.
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Andy Acton, veterinarian at Deep South Animal Clinic at Ogema, Sask., Canada, says there are two problems when dealing with calving in cold weather. One is hypothermia; the other is frostbite. They don’t always happen together, he says. A calf can be very chilled, but not frostbitten, so there is no frozen tissue. Adverse effects will vary, based on temperature, wind chill and how much time a calf spends in cold conditions.
Government shutdown brings partial USDA functions
As the government shutdown becomes reality, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.