U.S. beef cow slaughter during 2014 was 2.6 million cows, the first time this number has been below 3 million since 2006. Since 1990, when beef cow slaughter falls below 3 million, the beef cow inventory normally sees a
Grazing season is most commonly thought of as grazing during a period of time while the base forage is actively growing. This works great for producers who are seasonal in nature, such as stocker operators who grow wint
A contract dispute between the longshoremen's union and the companies that operate some of the country's busiest ports on the Pacific coast has lately started to get the attention of the meat industry. This is not a ne
Bloat has been described in agricultural writings since A.D. 60. Names for bloat have changed over the years: hoove, hoven, tympany, and blown have appeared in English journals of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Recently, I spent an hour with Mr. Carpenter in his office discussing the ‘State of the Union' between NAMA and AMI. Because of the length of this interview, it will be split into two parts. This week, we discuss me
Storing manure is a common practice on farms and for those who keep
animals. A well-designed manure storage facility must also be well
managed in order to prevent environmental concerns from developing.
"The general rule of thumb (for a cow in good body condition, BCS = 5 or greater) is to increase the energy density of the ration by 1% for each degree (Fahrenheit) below the lower critical temperature."