Mark Parker: The Top 10 reasons to serve beef at Thanksgiving
#10. Plenty of stuffing — of course you’ll need a 50-gallon bucket and a plunger with an extension.
#9. Hamburger yams — if Burger King can make hamburger from plants, you can make plants from hamburger.
Cattle Riding the Temperature Rollercoaster Face Extra Stress
Oklahoma Farm Report
Here in Oklahoma and across the southern Plains, they say if you don’t like the weather, wait 24 hours, and you’ll get something different. We all know that to be very true, and while it’s hard on the residents, it’s also hard on livestock. Dr. Peggy Thompson, a Cattle Professional Services Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim, says it’s a challenge for our beef cattle, “It’s very challenging when we have those weather swings.”
Retained Placenta Causes and Treatments
Dr. Ken McMillan
A mild, controlled infection in the attachment sites of the placenta and the uterus may actually help the placenta release. Never try to pull the placenta out. Gravity will put gentle, constant pressure on the placenta. By pulling it, you may leave small parts attached; they will take longer to pass and are more likely to create a serious infection.
EU on course to allow in more U.S. beef from 2020
European Union plans to allow more U.S. beef imports cleared a key hurdle on Monday when EU lawmakers specializing in trade backed the move, which is likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
The Troublesome Truth Behind the Fake Meat Industry
Avoiding Mold In Feed Corn
This year’s weather was too wet in some areas and too dry in others. Both extremes increase the risk of feed corn becoming moldy, which increases the risk of mycotoxin formation. This causes health problems in animals that ingest it. High levels of toxin can interfere with the immune system, cause liver damage, and affect hormonal changes.
Winter Hay Storage: Research shared on best storage methods.
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin
Ranchers need to plan ahead regarding winter forage supplies, and this includes finding ways to store hay that help preserve quality and reduce moisture damage. Emily Glunk Meccage, former forage extension specialist in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University (MSU), was involved with a research project last year, looking at round bale storage outdoors. Not everyone has the luxury of hay sheds, and there is a lot of hay stored outside.
Safeguarding the Judicious Use of Antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develops the ability to survive exposure to antibiotics, making it difficult or impossible to treat infections in people or animals. It is a growing concern amongst society today, with many fearing a “post-antibiotic era” where common infections become life threatening.
With producer age rising, influx of youth in ag brings optimism
Amy Smith recalls going through a bit of a restless phase in college. “I didn’t know what I was doing in college,” she says. She cycled through majors, trying art, education, business and others. “I was having a hard time trying to figure out what I wanted to do, and everything I tried just wasn’t working,” she says. “And then one day, Dad mentioned, ‘Well, there’s room back here.'”
Putting the Life Back
Curt Pate Stockmanship
You can create life with lots of pressure, but that can create fear or bad habits or make it even harder to get life because they become dull to more pressure. I really think it comes down to how we ride, and the amount of life and try we have in ourselves. It seems like when you are riding with a crew, the boss is always out in front. He has purpose and focus on where he (or she) is headed and that life comes up through the horse being ridden.