RSSLivestock News

BeefTalk: When should you have your cows calve?

Now that the calving season is well into the second 21 days for many producers, the anxiety starts diminishing. Those cows that have calved are eating a lot more and enjoying a bountiful ration.

May 01, 2015 7:00 am(0)

Cottonwood Cattle Producers invite all to new Beef Royale

LAMBERTON, Minn. – This is the 48th year of the Beef Royale, held in southwest Minnesota, but organizers have made big changes to the annual event.

April 30, 2015 7:30 am(0)

Outbreak of avian influenza continues in Minnesota turkey flocks, elsewhere

More cases of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza were reported in mid- to late-April across Minnesota and several other states.

April 29, 2015 7:15 am(0)

Three things to look for in your cattle mineral

Whether you buy a mineral off the shelf at a retail store, walk into your local dealer and request their “standard” mineral or work closely with your nutritionist to select a mineral supplement for your herd, sorting through the various mineral types can sometimes be a daunting task. It may …

April 26, 2015 3:15 pm(0)

Schedule breeding soundness exams prior to turnout

Bull breeding soundness exams offer producers the opportunity to identify bulls with very low probabilities of siring calves and remove them from the breeding herd.

April 25, 2015 11:15 am(0)

BeefTalk: Cattle deserve a professional herd-health program

Vaccinate because cattle immunity is a good thing. As cattle producers start to think about working all those calves that are on the ground, herd health is a priority.

April 24, 2015 2:33 pm(0)

Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily del…

April 23, 2015 7:15 am(0)

Subcommittee reviews the reauthorization of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act

Today, Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, held a public hearing to review the reauthorization of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act. First enacted in 1999, the Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting Act was …

April 22, 2015 4:15 pm(0)

Good advice for success in farming and feedlots

OWATONNA, Minn. – Who knew that everything you needed to know (to hold a job, farm or have good friendships) could be learned at a Commercial Animal Waste Technician’s training session?

April 22, 2015 9:05 am(0)
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