Producers may be tempted to look for alternative feedstuffs when grain prices are high, but there are other options to decrease that feed bill.
TREYNOR, Iowa — Deb Miller travels the U.S. fitting cattle, and she got her start on her family’s southwest Iowa farm.
Cattle dewormer resistance has been an issue overseas, and now veterinarians say it looks like a growing concern in the U.S.
Supplementing diets with mineral feed is an important management practice for cattle producers.
Vaccination programs need to be able to adapt to new disease challenges, and updating programs likely begins with a call to a veterinarian.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jennifer Ifft knows that farmers and ranchers face risk each day, so finding strategies to mitigate risk is necessary to be successful.
DADEVILLE, Mo. — On a beautiful late April day in Dade County, Josh Worthington stood by a corral and talked about what success looked like for him as a seedstock producer.
Keeping cows cool during the summer heat can be a challenge, but good management can help mitigate some of the stress.
Many beef producers looking for desirable traits turn to artificial insemination.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees both held hearings last week on bills aimed at transparency in the cattle market.
If you have ever watched a cow and her calf interact, you have seen the innate mothering instincts of the beef species. A cow will dedicate her entire being to protect and nourish her offspring, sometimes at the expense of her own health.
Insects can be a challenge for livestock and have an impact on performance, but there are measures producers can take to reduce numbers.
Hot, dry summers can have cattle producers scrambling for feed, but warm-season grasses could cut down on hay purchases.
While cow numbers continue to drop nationally, some states are seeing growth. That group includes Iowa.
Small grains are easy to establish and grow quickly. The total cost of producing small grains for forage is in the range of $85 to $150 per acre.
Bryan Humphreys began his duties in December as CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, succeeding longtime CEO Neil Dierks.
At times it may be tempting to rip up below-average pasture ground and just start over.
The National Pork Board hosted a webinar recently about the Ukraine- Russia war and its impact on livestock markets and the global supply chain.
Jeff Reed and his family run a diversified farming operation in Wayne County, in southeast Missouri. He grows row crops and puts up hay, in addition to raising cattle. He has a cow-calf operation and also backgrounds yearlings.
For Andrew Howerton, growing up on a farm helped him develop a love for the family business — raising pigs.
A new class, “A Year in the Life of a Pork Producer,” is educating military veterans not only about how to start a farm but also raise pigs.
HUDSON, Ill. — As warmer weather arrives and show season nears, the winner of three big national junior show titles for heifers and a state points program winner is an ideal person to ask for some showmanship tips.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Kansas State University post-doctoral student has taken a detailed look at how pigs are fed and managed in the United States to help swine producers understand where they might ultimately improve their profits.
AMES, Iowa — In a recent episode of the Small Farm Sustainability Podcast, Yuko Sato, Iowa State University Extension poultry veterinarian and associate professor in Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses avian influenza and how good biosecurity practices can help prevent out…
Pasture conditions heading into spring vary across the Midwest.