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Be familiar with root rot diseases of alfalfa

Oct 14, 2011 by Drovers
Major losses to alfalfa stands can sometimes be attributed to plant disease. There are more than 12 diseases of alfalfa. They can be grouped into two categories: stem/crown/root diseases and foliage diseases. The stem a

High time for heifers

Oct 13, 2011 by Drovers
With the U.S. cow herd at record-low levels, the value of a well-selected and well-developed heifer is sky-high.

The Pioneer Woman

Oct 13, 2011 by Drovers
How cooking for cowboys and four children on a remote Oklahoma ranch turned an "accidental country girl" into a celebrity.

Nose to Tail

Oct 13, 2011 by Drovers
Chef Fergus Henderson, owner of one of the most influential restaurants in the world and recipient of a coveted Michelin star, has made a name for himself by cooking offal.

Managing feed costs

Oct 13, 2011 by Drovers
Feed costs have been in an increasing pattern since 2007. The cattle industry has been slowly adapting to these new economics. Recent developments, however, have moved feed costs into uncharted territory.

Q fever in the Northwest

Oct 13, 2011 by Drovers
Q fever caused by Coxiella burnetii has reared its head again in 2011, this time on goat farms in Washington and Montana.

TDN and feeding the cow herd

Oct 12, 2011 by Drovers
We recently held a series of drought management meetings to help producers affected by this yearʼs drought find ways to keep their cowherds together through the winter.

USDA seeks input on pre-harvest beef safety

Oct 11, 2011 by Drovers
Noting that "pre-harvest food safety interventions can prevent foodborne illness by helping to reduce risk in the farm-to-table continuum," the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service seeks to identify best management

Longhorns captivate Kansans at Sunflower Parade

Oct 10, 2011 by Drovers
The streets of Wichita reverted back nearly a century as the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) helped celebrate the state's 150th birthday by driving 30 magnificent Longhorn steers in the Kansas Sunflower Parade, Octob