Internal parasites in cattle often called worms eat away at the performance and marbling potential in fed cattle, even when they're dewormed properly at arrival. That's according to research at Iowa State University (I
In my last BRD Report series, I wrote about how we're continuing to learn more about antibiotic resistance, and with that, identifying ways producers and veterinarians can be better stewards of antibiotics.
Farm Foundation has been hosting a series of workshops in locations around the country to address upcoming changes to FDA rules and guidance relating to antibiotic use in food animals. The most recent of these was held
Cow-calf operators not only need to regularly check their mineral feeders or blocks to be certain they are supplying the minerals cows need, they need to ensure Veterinary Feed Directive management aspects are met as we
Kansas rancher Mike McCarty says the wildfire outbreak in March only compounded the financial strain he was already under. The historic drought in the Central Plains a few years ago had forced him to reduce his herd, ti
Since 1950 livestock production has experienced many dynamic changes. Cattle production increased, and then declined to the point we have about the same number of cattle in the US as were being counted in 1950.
Earlier this week, we reported that several U.S and Canadian livestock and meat groups have filed a suit to block the USDA's latest country of origin labeling (COOL) law on constitutional and statutory grounds. Since th
The evolution of John Deere's popular workhorse 8R Series Tractors continues in 2014 with the launch of six new wheel and three new track models, all with Final Tier 4 engines ranging in horsepower from 245 to 370.
The headline of a recent business blog "The REAL shocking costs of dead inventory" by Eric Jensen may cause you to stop and think about how this issue could be related to dairy farms. In Jensen's blog,
Spring time marches on: Prospective Plantings was quite the surprise, a major moisture event causes flooding in the southern plains with concerns of excess up through Nebraska and generous needed snowfall in Colorado, a
When skid-steers entered the marketplace in the early 1960s they ushered in a totally new use of technology for on-farm mechanization. The tough, agile little lifters immediately found favor on farms and livestock opera