AMY'S RANCH SLANTS There's More Than One Way to Pack A Calf
When a new calf seems chilled or a little slow finding its grub, we sometimes opt to intervene and move the cow-calf pair to the barn and out of the elements so we can assist them better.
Packing a... Posted on 3/19/13 at 7:00 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A story that beat the odds
As a farm kid, I was around a few twin calves. Some years ago, as a journalist, I wrote about an area cattleman with a cow that gave birth to triplets. But the possibility of ever writing about quadru... Posted on 2/21/12 at 12:02 PM
NORTHVILLE, S.D. — Dick and Janell Meyer, who farm in the Northville, S.D., area, want a state law that says if a wild animal — deer — is destroying their property they can shoot it. State officials say that’s impractical.
FARGO, N.D. — Five months after a fire that gutted the headquarters building of the Shortfoot Calf Ranch near Veblen, S.D., a final South Dakota Fire Marshal’s office report shows a general location for its start but an “undecided” cause.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Discussing beef value always generates a lively response. The relationship between seller and buyer always rests in fairness. However, the documentation of what is fair is difficult, if not impossible.
In 1997, 91,458 adult cattle and calves were reported killed in spring blizzards and flooding. So far this spring, 91,000 cattle – 19,000 adult cattle and 72,000 calves - have died, according to an estimate by the USDA and the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Ranchers blame months of bad weather.
Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock specialist at North Dakota State University, offers beef producers some advice on creep feeding calves, and making decisions that could affect their profit margin when they sell those calves months from now.
by Will Yliniemi, University of Minnesota Extension Service
, May 24, 2008
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