Preparing for successful breeding, Extension specialists talk cattle reproduction
Minnesota Farm Guide
In the beef industry, each cow only gives one calf per year. Sometimes there will be twins, but really the goal is to get one. That is why ensuring those cows are set up for a successful pregnancy is so important. What is done pre-breeding, during gestation and post calving can impact whether or not that cow provides a calf each year.
Top Ten Grazing Management Misconceptions
Sometimes we all suffer from perceptual misconceptions that affect our operations. Resolving them may require a rather steep and abrupt learning curve to achieve success. Here are 10 common grazing management misconceptions. If you’re saying any of these things, you may need to take a step back and reconsider.
Oklahoma National Stockyard’s First Female General Manager Kelli Payne Showcases Market’s Historical Significance
Oklahoma Farm Report
Kelli Payne was recently named the new general manager of the Oklahoma National Stockyards, the sixth person and first female to assume that position in the world’s largest stockyard’s 109-year history.
Working Facilities Tips
Dr. Ken McMillan
There are lots of options, and many companies even offer complete packages. The packages can be pricy, and there are often less-expensive ways to build a working facility for a small operation.
Enhancing the adoption of stockpiling tall fescue and managed grazing
Sharon Freeman, Matthew Poore, April Shaeffer
Translational Animal Science
One of the primary goals of extension is to encourage and support adoption of improved technologies. Managed grazing and stockpiling forage are two such technologies. The goal of this project was to encourage adoption of these practices by providing on-farm demonstrations of the technologies.
Should We Stop “Educating Consumers?”
Brandi Buzzard Frobose
I’ll kick-off this shindig by admitting upfront that I, Brandi Buzzard, an agriculture advocate for more than a decade, am guilty of saying “My goal is to educate consumers” in blog posts, interviews, presentations and other forms of media on several occasions.
Preparing for Heat Stress Possibilities
Iowa Beef Center
After a cold winter and long cool spring summer is here. Temperatures will be in the mid 90’s this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and with all the precipitation we have had the humidity will be elevated as well. Feedlot cattle may not be acclimated to summer temperatures yet and the fast warm up this weekend may cause some heat stress issues.
44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy is now accepting applications
High Plains Journal
Applications are open for the 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy. Now in its second year, the academy offers a one-year, comprehensive online certificate program to beef industry professionals through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
Montana Stockgrowers meet, discuss cattle industry issues
Tri State Livestock News
The Montana Stockgrowers Association congregated in Miles City last week to learn, discuss policy and enjoy camaraderie with fellow ranchers from across the state. Three days of events filled the agenda, starting with committee meetings to update members and offer the opportunity to bring forth resolutions that guide the association in shaping policy and lobbying by the association.
Synchronization Success: Heifer Puberty and Timed AI
There were three main priorities beef cattle industry researchers had when developing fixed-time AI protocols that are now found in most university recommendations and allied industry breeding resources, said University of Missouri researcher David Patterson during a recent reproductive strategy webinar from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.