The past 13 years have seen relentless beef cow liquidation. From a high of 45.7 million beef cows in the U.S. in 1975, cow numbers declined to 35.7 million in 2000, and fell to a 2013 inventory of 29.3 million.
Utility tractors of 40-100 hp are particularly suited to these myriads of tasks that are often performed in close quarters. On the following pages, we present some of the newest units that fit this category.
Dustin Focht, Stillwater, OK, claims the world champion auctioneering slot, while Brian Little, Wann, OK, takes reserve champion for an Oklahoma sweep at the 50th World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.
USDA's June 9 Crop Progress report indicates corn planting in the 18 selected states is at 95%, just off the 98% pace of the five-year average. Pasture and range is generally in Fair to Good condition.
The premier of this annual research symposium on cow-calf efficiency is set for Sept. 12-13 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The symposium is a result of an research endowment from Ken & Caroline Eng.
The conventional wisdom is that early weaning of calves allows their dams to gain condition, resulting in feed savings and better rebreeding rates. Preliminary results of new research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), however, seem to contradict that.
A body of cow efficiency work from three universities will be presented from noon to noon on Sept. 12-13 at UNL’s Johnny Carson Center. It’s the first in an annual series of research symposia underwritten by a $2-million endowment by the Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation. Other universities participating include Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University. The public is invited to attend.