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.
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.
Much of the cattle feeding business is outside of a manager’s control, but quality cattle caretaking is one thing Kendall Hopp can guarantee.
A group of visionaries from various companies saw a gap in the meat processing industry and came together to fix it.
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.
South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension encourages cattle feeders and backgrounders from South Dakota and surrounding states to attend this year's Feedlot Shortcourse.
Corn silage harvest may seem like a long way off, but preparation for a successful harvest begins now. Improper silage storage and fermentation can result in losses up to 20% prior to feeding. Plan your storage now to keep excessive storage losses from happening to you.
We are starting to see populations of immature grasshoppers across the state. Stay tuned as I discuss how to evaluate your alfalfa fields and potential control options.
As we move into the heart of the summer, hot temperatures are common. How these temperatures affect our pasture and forage plants depends on the type of plants we are dealing with.
It’s almost August and fall is just around the corner. Could you use some extra pasture or hay in late September and October? Oats might be your answer.
When soil moisture is available after a cutting of alfalfa, the grasses and weeds will grow just like their name suggests: like weeds. How can these plants be held at bay?
Do you want to learn more about grassland management and productivity, as well as conservation? Make plans now to attend the Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney at the Younes Convention Center Aug. 9, 10 and 11.
As we move in to the “dog days of summer,” also known as the extreme heat period, keep in mind that forage plants also must adjust to these temperatures.
More South Dakota acres are now in an extreme drought condition as lack of moisture and high temperatures continue to impact much of the state. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 13% of the state is in Extreme Drought (D3), while another 56% follows as Severe Drought (D2).
As summer temperatures begin to increase, dairy producers should combine management and feed strategy changes to mitigate production loss due to heat stress.
Scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have developed a new experimental vaccine to protect cattle from the bacterium that causes Johne’s disease, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP).
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Carcass Challenge program is a yearly effort to showcase Iowa’s beef cattle genetics in the only statewide fed-beef competition. The 2021 program completed with an awards banquet held in early June.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The saying ‘knowledge is power’ often rings true in making decisions, and in the case of beef cattle genetic tests, this information can be a powerful tool provided producers know how to interpret the information for the herd, according to a Kansas State University beef ca…
It is no secret that rainfall and humidity aid in the quality and quantity of summer forage production. However, these two factors also contribute to the fly populations.