Late August Heat Is Reminder to Keep Livestock Cool
The summer heat will return to most of Iowa over the coming weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service.
Highs are expected to approach 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and even though that’s cooler than the stretch of hot days the state saw back in July, producers should still prepare.
New Technologies for Range and Pasture Management
As technology improves and continually moves forward, more and more information can be gathered remotely to make informed decisions on Nebraska’s farms and ranches. Remote Sensing is the science of obtaining information about objects or areas from a distance, typically from drones, airplanes, or satellites.
Risk management tools for beef producers
Informa Engage Research recently conducted BEEF’s annual State of the Industry survey to assess general attitudes and trends among producers. Results reflect 876 completed surveys from producers in all U.S. states except Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina and Vermont. The results add up to more than 100% because some producers use more than one of the options to manage their risk.
Corn silage – following the do’s and don’ts
Many beef producers rely on corn silage to develop cost-effective, high-quality rations. Proper timing of harvest and storage management has a big impact on the success of feedstuff quality throughout the winter months and into the spring.
Operating as a BQA Certified Producer can Command Up to $17/Head More for Your Cattle
Oklahoma Farm Report
Colorado State University’s Dr. Jason Ahola has been involved with research designed to study the tangible value that participating in the Beef Quality Assurance program can add back to cattle producers’ bottom lines.
North Dakota confirms first case of anthrax in cattle, while case count in Texas continues to climb.
North Dakota agriculture commission Doug Goehring announced Aug. 12 that “anthrax has been confirmed in a group of cows in a pasture in east Billings County” in North Dakota, marking the state’s first reported case of the disease this year.
Why are we in this business anyway?
Lately I have thought a lot about the reasons people give for being in the ranching or farming business. Then sometimes I wonder is it really a business or a hobby or an unpleasant job that someone happened to land in. We often hear of farm or ranch families that discourage their children from considering it as a career—long hours, hard work, poor financial return, no time off and more.