STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Think beef prices are too high?
A rancher phoned me today. I'd left him a phone message several days earlier to line up a down-the-road story.
He apologized for not calling back sooner. He said he's in the middle of calving and tha... Posted on 5/6/14 at 10:01 AM
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 8:00 PM
Being prepared is one of the best ways to ensure the season goes smoothly, according to Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist, and Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
March 17, 2015
Having worked cattle for years and too many sheep to count, one develops a feel for the rogue cow or calf. Maybe it is just a quick look or an intense stare. There also are those animals that you know are not going to have a good cohabitation experience.
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.
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