Nationally renowned cowboy poet, veterinarian and storyteller Baxter Black died Friday, June 10, at the age of 77. He lived in Benson, Arizona, and had ended his long-running column, On the Edge of Common Sense, at the end of 2021 when he began hospice care.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Late spring is the time of year when cattle are turned out on grass pastures and cows are grouped with the bulls for breeding.
Respiratory disease in pre-weaned beef calves on pasture can be a concern for cow-calf producers. Outbreaks tend to be unpredictable, occurring in well-managed herds as well as less-intensively managed herds. As such, they are frustrating for producers and veterinarians alike.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Krista Ehlert, South Dakota State University assistant professor and Extension range field specialist, Jessalyn Bachler, former Extension range field specialist, Hector Menendez and Anna Dagel, animal science graduate students, for the university website.
Dry and cool weather has caused spring green-up to lag. With warmer temperatures in the forecast, many cool-season species may come on fast as they make up for lost time. Are you prepared to capture this flush of spring growth?
Preparing for calving season is always a busy time of year.
President Joe Biden promised to “fight for fairer prices” for farmers and consumers Monday as he announced plans to combat the market power of the giant conglomerates that dominate meat and poultry processing.
Is twine or net wrap good feed? Obviously not, but it can cause health problems if animals eat too much of it.
Andrew Sylvester of Wamego, Kan., won the 2022 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Region qualifying event.
Kansas State University beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney knows that every cattle producer has different herds and goals, but cool season annual forages should be important to all of them.
I took a trip to the museum of natural history. It was a fascinating place — a taxidermist’s showcase. A dog heaven, what with all the prehistoric bones. But as I walked through the halls and stared at the infinite variety of creatures that stalked the earth, I began to feel uneasy. I starte…
A high percentage of the U.S. beef herd resides in areas of the country where moderately to extremely cold winter temperatures are common. By planning for winter weather, ranchers can avoid being caught off-guard by extreme events and can manage the typical winter conditions so cattle do not…
Having corn stalks to graze is a great resource for livestock producers. For dry cows, it is a relatively inexpensive feed that can typically meet or come very close to meeting nutritional needs. Grazing can also help get rid of corn remaining in the field and help reduce volunteer corn the …
Editor’s note: The following was written by Taylor Grussing, former South Dakota State University Extension cow/calf field specialist, and updated for the university’s website Oct. 26.
I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story.
“She’s always had a snotty nose and watery eyes. I think it’s hay fever.”
On April 29, as a part of Montana State University’s Beef Extension Spring Series, Dr. Casey Solomon, DVM of Milk River Genetics, discussed the importance of reproductive momentum in a cattle herd. During her talk, Solomon looked at some things producers can do to gain and/or maintain reprod…
To produce superior genetics, the cattle at Trauernicht Simmentals are each raised as stars with finesse — those two descriptions are actually the names of two premier cows on the Trauernicht family ranch in Wymore, Nebraska.