It’s not a matter of if but rather when with regard to increasing interest rates, according to the latest survey of agricultural lenders conducted by Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics.
University of Georgia Extension agent Mark Frye helps save Georgia cattlemen money while providing cattle a better diet. In 2010, the Wayne County agricultural and natural resources agent set out to discover whether double crop baleage was a viable option for all farmers. He worked with Wayne County farmer Jonny Harris to see if the process was feasible.
An alternative media columnist builds an argument that exposes the core beliefs of the veggies and vegans who hate the industry. And he concludes with the ultimate, crushing insult.
I love vegans.
As a columnist, that is.
Vegans are so pure, so righteous that no matter what any producer, ranchers, packer, processors or restaurateur does to foster humane treatment of livestock, or sustainability in production, or maybe just building social consciousness around an issue that might positively affect society. It’s never good enough.
Crude oil prices are down 50 percent from a year ago and are hovering near $45 per barrel. Consequently, retail gasoline prices are currently averaging $2.04 per gallon compared to $3.30 per gallon a year ago. Retail diesel prices are averaging $2.87 nationwide compared to $3.90 a year ago.
By Kable Thurlow , Michigan State University Extension
In my last Michigan State University Extension article entitled What is BQA and why should I consider certification, the focus was on defining BQA and describing how it should be relevant to beef producers. In this article, the goal is to break BQA down into BMP’s and describe it in more detail, the section for this article is feed additives and medications for the cow-calf producer.
A common mistake that is made as the weather warms is to reduce the feed a little bit. In reality, yes, that extra feed for body heat may not be needed, but every day that a cow gets closer to birth, the more demanding the pregnancy becomes.
By Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia Extension
If nothing else, I got you to stop and read this first sentence, or at least look at the figures. Implanting cattle is not a new technology, its been around for years. It has the potential to add 3-5% more pounds to your calf crop, yet fewer and fewer producers are employing the practice.