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Four reasons preconditioning makes 'cents'

Aug 05, 2015 by Drovers
In times of high cattle prices, it's not uncommon for producers to want to capitalize on prices as quickly as possible. And, it's no different for this year's valuable calf crop. Producers are gearing up to cash in on t

Ag's next frontier? Growing plants in space

Aug 04, 2015 by Drovers
Space may not be the final frontier for Anna-Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl; they want to grow plants there. Because, who knows, we may one day try to live on Mars, and to survive, we'll have to grow our own food.

Hauling pregnant cows

Aug 04, 2015 by Steve Boyles
Sarah Fields and George Perry from South Dakota State University published a paper presenting the effects of stress on embryonic mortality in cattle.

Shade for beef cattle

Aug 04, 2015 by Shane Gadberry
Heat stress during summer negatively affects animal performance. During summer months in the south, cattle are exposed to not only high temperatures and humidity but also direct sunlight.

Freezer beef basics

Aug 04, 2015 by Kim Mullenix
From time to time people ask about feeding out a few calves for freezer beef. The following are some basic guidelines for growing and finishing a few head of beef cattle.