What to do with mold in feed?
Now that we are getting into the summer months, moldy feed might not be on your mind right now, especially if your livestock are grazing. But now is a great time to be cognizant of the conditions that lead up to moldy feed in the winter months. The conditions that forages are grown and harvested in can have an impact on the risk of mold developing later in storage.
Preventing E.Coli In Livestock Tanks
Cattle pick up E.coli from many areas of their environment and spread the bacteria when they defecate. It doesn’t make them sick, but if the meat from those cows isn’t cooked properly, E. coli can be transmitted to humans.
Double cropping and low-stress handling pay dividends
Craig Lehr along with his family, owns and operates Short Grass Ranches, a third-generation operation consisting of a 7,000-head backgrounding feedlot, 1,200-head cow-calf ranch as well as both irrigated and dryland farmland for feed and cash crop production. Short Grass Ranches is located near Medicine Hat, so drought and feed shortages have been a reality in recent years.
Ranchers Decry House Passage Of Reckless Land Grab Legislation
“This is a sad day for public lands and the American taxpayer. With today’s approval of the GAO Act, the House has chosen to willingly relinquish their responsibility to engage in important land conservation decisions far into the future. The bill will allow virtually unrestricted spending for lands and waters across the United States that will be added to a federal estate that is already in disrepair”.
On Feed report signals ongoing declines in beef-cow numbers
Brownfield AG News
A livestock economist says there were no major surprises in the USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed report. But, University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says he is continuing to watch the percentage of heifers placed on feed. “Thirty-eight and a half percent of cattle on feed were heifers,” he says. “That certainly, to me, suggests that nobody is holding back heifers to build the herd at this point.
USDA report: USDA releases cattle price spread report
Wyoming Livestock Roundup
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the highly anticipated report regarding the fire at the Tyson slaughter facility in Holcomb, Kans. last year and market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA announced their initial intent to investigate economic impacts caused by the loss of the processing capacity following the fire in August 2019.
Cow mutilated in Eastern Oregon
The Register Guard
Authorities are investigating the death and mutilation of another cow — this time, on rangeland in Eastern Oregon near Fossil. The cause of death is unknown. By the time authorities arrived, the animal had likely been dead a few days, past the window to perform a necropsy.
Fischer to introduce legislation to bring transparency and equity to beef supply chain
Grand Island Independent
Sen. Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently commented after U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) concluded its investigation this week into market manipulation in the cattle industry following a fire at a Tyson Foods plant in Holcomb, Kan., and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Invisible fences keep grazing Angus cattle in place
Visitors to the nature reserve around Balen and Mol in Antwerp province might be surprised to find a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle grazing in what looks like perfect liberty – but the fences keeping them in are invisible.
California bill will effectively ban feeding food byproducts to livestock
Western Farm Press
Farms that use agricultural byproducts for animal feed, bedding materials, and dust control may lose those through a bill now in the California Senate. Assembly Bill 2959 will force the unfranchised hauling of organic byproducts from grocery stores, restaurants, breweries, and wineries to be subjected to the same franchise agreements municipalities now have with select companies. Some fear the bill will go further as unintended consequences are realized.