When Minnesota developed drought conditions in 2021, Famo Feeds staff decided to make a product that cow/calf farmers could use to feed their stock.
The U.S. beef industry is unique in the independence of its hundreds of thousands of producers who calve out well over 31.4 million beef cows annually.
BAKER, Mont. – Dave Hayden’s portable cattle watering system invention brought relief to many ranchers who needed to water their cattle during the extensive drought in 2021.
For cattle producer across the western U.S., 2021 was a year for the record books. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, roughly 48 percent of the Lower 48 experienced some level of drought, with 30 states rated as D1 or worse.
For ranch kids, a day at the sale barn is like Christmas morning.
Livestock producers who lost fencing, feed and cattle in the Dec. 15 storm and wildfires are getting a little relief. Cargill has donated $100,000 to the Kansas Livestock Foundation, the charitable arm of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA), to help with relief efforts.
The American Gelbvieh Association recognized a dedicated member that has been an influential figure in the Gelbvieh breed during the 2021 AGA National Convention and 50th Anniversary Celebration in Lincoln.
Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock marketing economist, says the last couple years have been pretty tough in the cattle business, but things are looking up for 2022 and beyond.
When Jeff and Lynda Springer started in the cattle business in 1979, loan interest rates were commonly 17 percent or higher.
It’s still important for the livestock industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expert Frank Mitloehner said, but his research, which is gaining acceptance among climate and environmental experts, shows that livestock production is not the environmental culprit it has been made out to be.
From a dream in late 2019 and through a full-blown pandemic, Dakota Pure Bison has weathered the storm and come out in a unique position in the industry as one of the nation’s leading bison meat suppliers.
Much of the cattle feeding business is outside of a manager’s control, but quality cattle caretaking is one thing Kendall Hopp can guarantee.
South Dakota granted money to help smaller meat processors expand their capacity to process protein. “That will help some producers on the local level, but it doesn’t help fill the bigger gap in the nationwide scheme of things,” one producer said.
A group of visionaries from various companies saw a gap in the meat processing industry and came together to fix it.
South Dakota Farm Families and the Elliott family are hosting an open house at the Elliott’s family farm, Drumgoon Dairy East near Lake Norden.
A team of research faculty and students at South Dakota Mines has been tracking salinity content in 70 stock dams across 12 watersheds in two northwestern South Dakota counties over the past two years.
With South Dakota rangeland and pastures rated 84% poor to very poor across the state, many cattle producers may be thinking about putting up silage for a feed source.
With corn finally reaching expectations, the commodity is once again on track for export projections.