11 ways to avoid silage and dry feed waste this winter
Wyoming Livestock Roundup
One of the largest expenses for most cattle operations comes from harvesting storing and feeding rations during winter months. Whether producers utilize a silage bunk, feed baled forages or swath graze, they will often see losses from spoilage, mold and trampling.
Competition from Plant Based Meat Increasing
Northern AG Network
It has been clear for some time that plant-based products aimed at current markets for meats are engaged in a serious battle for an extremely important part of U.S. ag producer incomes: those from the production of livestock.
Schiefelbein’s life experiences shape his leadership both on and off the farm
It wasn’t much like home. The cattle just a few feet outside his bedroom door were about the only things that felt familiar when 18-year-old Don Schiefelbein spent his first night as a freshman at Texas A&M University. Just earlier that day, the beef unit tack room was hastily converted into his new living space
Cattle disease becomes more common
While anaplasmosis has always been a concern for cattle producers, a recent study shows signs it may be more common in herds than it once was. Teresa Steckler, an Extension educator with the University of Illinois’ Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Simpson, says the study showed the incidence of anaplasmosis, also known as yellow fever, was greater than originally thought.
Feeding the Foundation
Technology can be applied to a beef operation in a variety of ways. Most assume technology is associated with electronics, sensors and mobile devices. Others consider technology any deviation from the mantra of “This is how we always do it.” There is plenty of middle ground between learning from the past and applying some modern twists on current practice.
Cattle producers should begin to think about winter feeding plan
As the region begins to make its way into the treacherous winter months, cattle producers should begin thinking about what the change in weather could mean for their cattle’s nutritional needs and begin preparing for those changes.
Behind The Brand – What Makes the Certified Angus Beef Brand Tick?
On the outside, clocks look simple. But the plain cover hides the famously complex yet dependable system of gears and circuitry known as clockwork. It’s a lot of production for an effective tool. The Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand can look like that. A company working for cattlemen and women, driving demand for high-quality cattle through great eating experiences. But what complex system behind the scenes makes it work?
Winter Cattle Feeding
Mario A. Villarino
Front Porch News
Feeding cattle during the winter season heavily depends on forage availability and this on moisture to keep up with its growth. Many beef producers may need a Plan B when it comes to winter forages due to dry conditions, according to Dr. Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in Overton.
Zimmerman gives tips on economic viability going into next cattle cycle
High Plains Journal
CattleFax’s Lance Zimmerman offered insight on whether today’s beef producers are taking the right steps to survive changes in the beef industry. Zimmerman is a research data and analysis manager who oversees the member database as well as coordinating the organization’s fundamental research and analysis for the cattle and competing protein markets. Zimmerman co-hosted a segment during the Stockmanship and Stewardship virtual event Nov. 11 and 12.
Miller, Wall agree that cattle and beef industries are not correlated
Tri State Livestock News
While they didn’t agree on much, Corbitt Wall and Kathryn Miller heartily came together on one big point when addressing the South Dakota Farm Bureau crowd last month: the beef industry and the cattle industry are not the same.