A fourth-generation Minnesota farmer has spent more than two decades seeking an
alternative crop. His solution—hybrid rye—offers a low-maintenance small
grain that pairs well with livestock & boosts sustainability
For his immeasurable impact on the industry and the people in it, Matsushima will receive the 2020 Feeding Quality Forum Industry Achievement Award. He’ll be recognized during the virtual event, slated for Aug. 25-26.
Sixth-generation California rancher Kiah Twisselman told USDA and HHS officials about the benefits of beef in her diet and urged them to encourage beef as part of a healthy diet as they finalize new guidelines.
Forage analysis can be a useful tool to remove some of the mystery concerning the hay that producers will feed this winter. The out-of-pocket costs of protein and energy supplements are further fuel to this advice.
Producers should exercise caution and test forages before cutting or grazing shortly after a drought-easing shower. Some of the greatest concentrations of nitrate in forages will be recorded at this time.
There's been a lot of data gathered about the economics of large round bale storage. It all comes down to the value of the hay loss in storage. Ideally, the value of the lost hay would be recovered in material costs.
With varying degrees of success, different supplements – including seaweed - have been fed to cattle in an effort to reduce methane emissions. A new product developed by a Swiss firm is achieving positive results.
Internal parasites rob cattle of nutrition and producers of profits. Hear how one stocker in Mississippi is using a combination of SAFE-GUARD® (fenbendazole) and generic Ivermectin in tandem to put a stop to this.
Dr. Wallace "Bruce" Wren, DVM, passed away May 20, 2020. A 1958 graduate of Kansas State University's school of veterinary medicine, Wren spent 60 years advancing bovine medicine and mentoring many young veterinarians.