The Means family first ventured into West Texas with a small herd of cattle in the early 1880s. They were greeted by a tribe of Comanches who offered an interesting trade – they would spare their lives if the Means w
Each year, the Dickinson Research Extension Center reviews the bulls from the previous year to cut back on what bulls need to be overwintered. Because the bulls are bought based on their ability to transmit the right ge
If you've ever read anything by Larry McMurtry – Lonesome Dove, for instance - you know the myth of the American cowboy. Like all myths, though, the tales are rooted in ‘life its own self.' And, yeah, I know that'
California's recent rains brought only short-term relief to the state which is suffering its worst drought in a century, leaving cattle rancher Kevin Kester to stick to his strategy of salvaging as much of his operation
Watch for breeding activity, injuries and overall condition. The majority of beef herds in this region are in the heart of their breeding seasons, and many of those that aren't will start their breeding seasons soon.
Just do it: Grab a pen and paper to calculate the percentage of cows calving in the first 21 days of the calving season. This is a very important number to record and think about as one develops management plans and rev
Several years of profitable crops have left U.S. farmers with enough cash that they can delay additional sales of corn and soybeans, which could be bad news for food companies, livestock feeders, and exporters hoping fo
Beef and dairy producers know that healthier cattle mean better returns for their bottom line. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common disease among feedlot cattle in the United States, accounting for approx
Once upon a time there was a farmer who left his operation equally to his two adult children, a son and a daughter. After college the daughter raised a family a great distance from the farm, but retained interest in it