Industry

The “best” time to castrate (Calf management)

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
"There seems to be several times that bull calves are castrated: at birth, at branding time, prior to moving the calf and dam to spring/summer pasture, at weaning, and, sometimes in the seedstock business, after weaning

30 months and up

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
USDA attempts to reassure the public with new handling procedures for older cattle.

AI preparation

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Take time now to make sure you and your herd are ready this breeding season.

Building efficiency

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Starting from scratch seven years ago, this Texas feedyard makes customers' needs a priority.

Recess

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
"All right class, give me two more laps and then hit the ... feedbunk."

Repeatability

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
That's the biggest benefit of a traceability system for this Kansas feedyard.

Beef production vs. the SUV

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Prices for crude oil crossed the $50 per barrel threshold late last month, raising fears that America's economy will sputter and that pricier oil could lead to inflation. For agriculture, higher energy prices mean highe

Tire bales create windbreak (Facilities)

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Tire bales create winter windbreaks at this Colorado dairy. The tire bales can be stacked three or four high and tied together. Cost is about $6 per bale. And, best of all, the bales are portable. They can be reconfigur