Days Ensiled Improves Starch Availability
Science has enabled us to delve deeper into the feed bunk and discover some hidden secrets of the silage fermentation process. At Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, we evaluate hybrids to help guide the selection process for both nutritionists and farmers.
Baxter Black: DVM Thumbs up
The Fence Post
I confess to not owning a tractor. I have plenty of friends nearby with tractors.
In a lapse of good judgment I borrowed one to brush hog a patch of weeds. Experienced farmers, even an 8-year-old farm kid knows that you always drive a tractor thumbs up. I didn’t remember.
Bulls – Triumph and Tragedy
Our Wyoming Life
This weekend we head down to move the bulls off of the cows and end the breeding season on the ranch. After a rain delay, we are struck with good luck and bad as life on the ranch continues the only way it knows how.
Momentum growing to add value to dairy calves with beef sires
Interest in the use of beef sires on dairy cows to increase calf value is rapidly gaining momentum across the dairy industry, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. A beef influence in the breeding program of dairy operations for some of their cows can increase the marketability, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Prepare for More Antibiotic Rules
Beef and dairy producers have adapted to significant changes in antibiotic regulations over the past three years, and that trend will continue. Continued public pressure and regulatory actions will drive ongoing change, with more emphasis on preventive care and veterinarian oversight of antibiotic use.
Family farms still dominant
Family farms continue to be the core of U.S. agriculture, a new federal government report says. Family farms account for 98% of U.S. farms and 88% of U.S. ag production, according to “America’s Diverse Family Farms — 2019 Edition” from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
Using wheat pasture as a winter supplement for cows.
Angus Beef Bulletin
Limited grazing of wheat pasture has proven to be the best and also a more efficient approach for utilizing this high-quality forage with mature beef cows. The protein requirements of a dry cow can be met by allowing her to graze on wheat pasture for one day and returning her to dry pasture grass and/or hay for two to three days.