Going full throttle, forward-thinking cattle breeder Heath Allen is having the time of his life running a total 800 cows and calves, doing embryo transfer and artificial insemination and preparing for his spring bull sale.
A Broken Bow, Nebraska cattle feeder will be inducted into the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame.
Many farmers are looking for ways to enhance their operations through increased efficiency and decreased cost of feed. Grazing annual forages may be the ticket producers need to achieve both these goals.
When Kansas high school senior Abby Porter heard her name called as the winner of the national FFA veterinary science proficiency award at the 95th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, this fall she was shocked.
Jack Keating grew up near Atkinson in north central Nebraska. As the youngest of three brothers, he often got the least desirable jobs.
“I think the message is we’ve had mass liquidation.” That’s the take of Kevin Good of CattleFax describing how the 2022 drought affected the U.S. cattle industry.
Researchers in Nebraska have made a discovery that may help prevent pinkeye in cattle.
Editor’s Note: The Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame is inducting 11 new honorees with a ceremony June 11 in Valentine, Nebraska. Each week through mid-June, we’ll meet the inductees.
Have you ever stopped to think about what the dollar value of the nutrients in the hay are worth as fertilizer once they have been processed by the cow?
Designed and upgraded with cattle producers in mind, equipment companies are debuting their latest and greatest farm and ranch equipment in 2022.
“We’re on the same team.” A restaurant's bottom line hinges on the producers’ bottom line. The two are looking to team up in the Black Hills.
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.