Cows eat every day of the year, so now is the time to start thinking about hay and how to use land that is not fenced nor has water to help feed the cows because those lands may be the difference between keeping or selling cows.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Smaller hog breeding herds and lower production costs could lead to modest profits for pork producers in 2016, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.
A critical part of cow herd management is knowing the typical cow herd is made up of five subunits: 20 percent replacement heifers, 15 percent first-calf heifers, 5 percent dry cows, 10 percent dysfunctional or older cows and 50 percent mature cows.
Calving season is the current main activity for many ranchers, and calving season is the time when most calves die.
Feeder cattle prices have not escaped the decline experienced by the fed cattle market.
This year I’ve had the opportunity to visit with folks from both ends of the beef supply chain: seedstock and commercial ranchers and foodservice specialists from across the nation. While both are in the beef business, the differing perspectives these groups bring to a beef and cattle conver…
U.S. pork producers have successfully managed breeding herd numbers to keep supply in line with demand.
With an excellent 2015 growing season and good prices for finished steers, Minnesota beef producers expanded their cowherds and feedlots.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Cattle buyers and sellers have been experiencing a fluctuation of sorts, not just in the live cattle markets over the last eight months but also in their within-day trades.
Now that spring is here, many livestock producers are planning for the upcoming grazing season, setting management goals, and determining what practices and improvements are best suited to achieve these goals.