Fall cutting of hay

Oct 04, 2011 by Drovers
The recent damp weather has prevented a timely last cutting of hay across much of Ohio. So is it safe to cut a hay stand now?

Gene therapy

Oct 03, 2011 by Drovers
Updated results of an ongoing research project from Gardner Angus Ranch shows how breeding typical "Southern" cows with high-quality Angus sires can significantly improve the performance and carcass value of their proge

Alternative feeds for cattle

Oct 03, 2011 by Drovers
Feed reserves are in short supply, and prices are high this year. So, what are the alternatives? Dairy farmers in California have long had the attitude that the rations of cows could contain a small percentage of about

Luminex technology for diagnostics

Oct 03, 2011 by Drovers
Diagnostic laboratories have been developing new assays to help assess both immunological responses and pathogen detection at the same time using a capture bead system developed by Luminex.

Tough decisions for roughage

Oct 03, 2011 by Drovers
The 2011 drought is resulting in livestock producers making tough decisions in an effort to minimize the number of livestock that may be sold to try to balance feed resources with animal inventory.

Texas regs for shipping cattle

Sep 29, 2011 by Drovers
Cattle that are being shipped from Texas must meet the animal health entry requirements of the receiving state. These entry requirements are mandated by the state of destination not by the state of origin.

White clover& tall fescue for stocker cattle

Sep 27, 2011 by Drovers
They have been offered up as a panacea for tall fescue toxicosis. They have been said to provide free nitrogen fertilizer out of thin air.We are told they make cattle grow faster and rebreed quicker. Clovers do provide

Choosing software for cattle record keeping

Sep 26, 2011 by Drovers
Computer and high-speed Internet use both continue to rise on Mississippi agricultural operations. According to the Mississippi Agricultural Statistics Service, as of 2011, nearly 6 out of 10 Mississippi farms had compu

Tips to design low-cost cattle handling facilities

Sep 23, 2011 by Drovers
Lynn Johnson, a Polk County beef farmer and grazing planner for the NW Wisconsin Graziers Network, recently hosted a cattle-handling demonstration and pasture walk on his farm north of Range, near Turtle Lake, WI.

Which entity is best for my estate plan?

Sep 21, 2011 by Drovers
It is time to do estate planning and one of the decisions that you will have to make with the help of an attorney is what entity, if any, you should use to hold the investments to protect it and allow you to transfer it

Western Pa. man pleads in prized cow's killing

Sep 21, 2011 by Drovers
A western Pennsylvania man faces up to 20 years in prison for his role in killing and butchering a prize-winning cow along with five other vandalism related crimes involving a vacant house fire and vehicles damaged by s

NCBA Redbooks available for purchase

Sep 20, 2011 by Drovers
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has developed Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Redbooks for more than 20 years in order to help cattlemen and women keep better production records and enhance the pro

Prolonged labor affects post-calving fertility

Sep 19, 2011 by Drovers
For those producers that have not sold out due to the extreme drought, cow management goes on. Fall-calving season is in full swing in the Southern Plains. Spring calving will be here sooner than we think.