Got Milk? How much is too much?
Cow efficiency is a hot topic, especially in areas of limited resources. Some feed and forage producers assume that a small cow is a model of efficiency but there's much more to it than that. FULL STORY »
Wet conditions threaten hay crop as harvest is delayed
In a drastic change from last year, this summer’s hay crop may be at risk as wet weather delays harvest, forcing cattle producers to consider alternative feeding options. FULL STORY »
Cow slaughter through May likely to exceed same period in 2012
Continuing drought in most of the Western United States and declining cow-calf producer profit margins are continuing to motivate second-quarter cow slaughter that could exceed second-quarter 2012 slaughter and could result in a further January 1 cow inventory decline in 2014. FULL STORY »
Winterkill losses put pressure on forage supplies
In areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, and Iowa, alfalfa winterkill is widespread. Agronomy professor Dan Undersander of the University of Wisconsin estimates that at least 1 million acres of alfalfa in Wisconsin and 0.75 to 1 million additional acres were winterkilled in Minnesota and the Dakotas. FULL STORY »