Baxter Black, DVM: Three Wheel Roping
I’ve always sorta figgered the reason there is more cowboy poetry than there is farmer poetry has to do with horses. Most cowboy poetry is about wrecks. One person plus one cow equals a wreck now and then. One person plus one cow plus one horse equals a wreck every time!
Silvopasture: Growing Quality Trees & Livestock Together
Grazing livestock in woodlands is commonly practiced the world around. In some places, like the Northeast, however, this grazing method became taboo in the later part of the 20th century due to overgrazing and environmental concerns.
Weed issues following extreme wet
Nicholas T. Basinger
Weeds come in all shapes and sizes, and many folks have a hard time figuring out what weed they have in their field. If you do not know what you are dealing with, you can’t take the best course of action.
Cattle question: To shed or not to shed?
High Plains Journal
It is springtime in the Ozarks and that means cattle owners will be working their spring and fall-calving cows and calves. “In addition to a long list of health management practices you’ll be doing as the cattle leave the chute, I’d suggest someone in your crew hair score the cows. May is an ideal time to do it,” said Eldon Cole, field specialist in livestock with University of Missouri Extension.
AgriLife Research scientists investigate mysteries of puberty in young female cattle
Dr. Gary Williams, Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso
Texas A&M AgriLife
Uncovering the mysteries of puberty in young female cattle has been the focal point of career research for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists Drs. Gary Williams and Rodolfo Cardoso. Now, the two researchers have come to the conclusion that puberty is not only affected in the months prior to, but also events during pregnancy and development.
Genomics link beef cattle to production environment
In 2015, University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences assistant professor Jared Decker received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create genetic and genomic predictions that would allow producers, farmers and ranchers to identify the cattle that are going to perform the best in their specific environment.
Now is the Time for Preparing for Next Year’s Calving
“Only 1 to 2 months ago the spring calving cows were calving, the temperatures were colder and the calving pastures were already covered with muck and manure. Experience would say that you do not want to ask cow calf operators how calving is then, because the response would be less than objective, reflecting bone-chilling cold and not enough sleep.”
Research at Clemson indicates planning can help pasture owners manage the mud
On the Farm Radio
In the spring, livestock owners’ fancy lightly turns to thoughts of pasture management. With all the rain in Upstate South Carolina this spring, though, it’s more like mud management. “Mud management is a problem,” said Cassie LeMaster, a Clemson University Extension Service livestock agent. “The kind of trouble we’re seeing in our pastures this spring reminds us of the importance of putting solutions in place beforehand.”
Grass-fed beef conference set for May 31-June 1 at Texas A&M
Texas A&M University
Producers interested in learning more about grass-fed beef as well as potential marketing opportunities will receive in-depth instruction at a May 31-June 1 conference at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Wet pastures and foot rot
Oklahoma State University
Spring rains have filled the ponds and now the summer grass is ready to start growing vigorously. As the temperatures heat up, cattle will start to congregate around or in the ponds or other standing water.