This week’s poll asks, “How do you utilize the professional services your veterinarian offers?” Plus, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke lists three ways a relationship with your veterinarian can prove beneficial to cow-calf operations....More
This year’s Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Research Foundation Symposium, slated for Sept. 17-18 in Oklahoma City, offers an updated look at how cow-calf producers can expand their herd in an economically sustainable way....More
Scarcity of freshwater is an issue that flows beyond the human misery of thirst, malnutrition and disease. The growing lack of access to potable drinking water also adds to civil unrest and global geopolitical volatility. Here’s why that matters to you....More
With the rise in temperature that summer brings, cattle need more water than ever, but is your water quality up to par? Here are five things to consider to make sure your herd is getting the best water possible....More
Baling high-moisture forage allows you to harvest earlier and avoid damaging storms when dry hay crops are typically down and it improves your yields in later cuttings. Here are tips on how to bale high-moisture forage....More
There is a shortage of large animal vets as more vet students pursue careers in small animal medicine. This week’s poll wants to know if your area is impacted by this growing problem. Plus, today’s blog explores the reasons behind the shortage....More
Summer pneumonia is among the most frustrating respiratory infections ranchers have to deal with in preweaned calves. Today’s blog looks at five risk factors, as well as offers links to learn more about symptoms and treatment options....More
USDA’s latest Cattle Inventory report says expansion of beef cow numbers, which hit a 50-year low in 2013, is underway. In fact, USDA predicts that U.S. beef producers will add 750,000 cows each year between 2016 and 2019.
With fewer pasture acres available for grazing today, and an overcapacity in cattle feeding facilities, some experts believe that confined cow-calf production could be one solution that will allow new producers to enter the cow-calf business. This week’s online poll is: “Does confinement have a future in cow-calf production?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.