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Texas Cattlemen Face Decisions As Drought Intensifies

Drought conditions and a drier-than-normal winter puts Texas cattle producers in a common dilemma – try to preserve herd size with supplemental feed or cull to stretch limited forage resources for cows and calves.

10 hours ago
The surge of COVID-19 cases across the country is hitting rural hospitals especially hard. Many aren’t equipped to handle critical patients, and with hospitals at capacity, some rural hospitals are unable to send patients to urban hospitals for care.
COVID-19 Crisis: Rural Hospitals Have Nowhere to Send Critical Patients

The surge of COVID-19 cases across the country is hitting rural hospitals especially hard. Many aren’t equipped to handle critical patients. Now some hospitals are unable to send patients to urban hospitals for care.

12 hours ago
Cattle and hog margins positive
Profit Tracker: Huge Packer Margins

Cattle feeders saw modest profits for the 10th consecutive week, a headline-worthy observation in normal times. The beef complex is not operating in normal times.

12 hours ago
African swine fever virus infects a macrophage.
USDA Awards $14.4 Million in Farm Bill Funding to Protect Animal Health

From increasing practical livestock biosecurity measures to advancing rapid depopulation and disposal abilities during animal disease outbreaks, Farm Bill funding will support endeavors to protect animal health.

12 hours ago
Universities Partner to Study Antimicrobial Use in Food Animal Production

Kansas State University & University of Minnesota researchers collaborate with the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine and food animal industries to evaluate systems for collecting and evaluating antimicrobial use data.

12 hours ago
Virtual Format Announced for the 2021 Driftless Region Beef Conference

Webinars each evening will feature topics ranging from Greenhouse Gasses and sustainability in beef production, advice for surviving tough times and antibiotic resistance to a 2021 market outlook.

13 hours ago
Devastating accident leaves one family without its patriarch and a wife without her husband.
Heartbreak Serves as a Warning to Other Farm Families

In a split second one life ended, and dozens of lives would never be the same. Ralph Griesbaum was practically born operating a tractor, it was like breathing, but hazards are always present in ag operations.

15 hours ago
Assessing Silage Outcomes

This is one of the best times to make a critical assessment of the operation’s silage management practices.

1 day ago