STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Fighting the cold, feeding the cattle
Years ago, when I was in high school and beef prices were poor, I fed my family's cattle on a bitterly cold day. I was wearing long underwear, flannel shirt, sweatshirt, pants, two pairs of socks, sno... Posted on 2/19/15 at 2:45 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Summer Hotdish
Ive said my columns are sometimes well-planned meals and sometimes
hastily-prepared hotdish. I hope you like hotdish.
First off, the benefit for my brother, Steve Nelson, went great. The
benefit was ... Posted on 7/19/14 at 7:59 AM
FARM BLEAT When the matriarch takes the fall
Twas the week before Thanksgiving
and down on the farm
the folks were dealing with a steer
who needed to be in the barn.
The Jersey or the Holstein?
It mattered not.
He had to go in
to get a feel-bett... Posted on 12/2/13 at 6:18 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS In My Next Life I Want to Be A Cow
In my next life I want to be a cow on a United States cattle ranch so I can find out what it feels like to be spoiled. Cows live a cushy life as a result of a ranchers hard work and his pocketbook.
... Posted on 8/17/11 at 8:00 PM
The World Organization for Animal Health said on Wednesday it had lowered to the safest level the official risk of six countries for mad cow disease, a move expected to open international market access for their beef exports.
Trent Gilbery can tell you how much feed any steer in the herd ate on any given day and how long it took the animal to eat.
He can also feed specific diets to certain animals within the same herd without separating them.
Australia will investigate claims by an animal rights group that cattle in Vietnam are being slaughtered with sledgehammers but it will not suspend live cattle exports to that country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO/WELLINGTON, New Zealand - R ecord-high U.S. beef prices will likely climb even higher this summer just as Australia and New Zealand imports dwindle under an extended drought in those countries and demand for steaks in the United States rises.
Theopolis Waters and Naomi Tajitsu
May 11, 2015
Spotty spring rains are helping relieve dry conditions. But there will always be a ranch short of moisture, so planning for the dry days is critical. But the real challenge with the implementation of a long-term grazing plan and developing stocking rate reductions based on seasonal moisture is that cattle are not easy to gather.
NKAYI, Zimbabwe - Ntokozo Ncube brims with joy like a proud father as he shows off a newborn calf that has expanded his herd to eight animals.
The calf is a special cross-breed that is helping Ncube, 42, realize his dream of improving his herd and his income.
Insurance isn’t available to protect cattle as it does crops, but livestock producers can take steps to “insure” the success of their operations.
That “insurance” is part management and part product/protocol selection, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist Gerald Stokka and beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen.
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