01/27/2012 10:48:02 PMIn early 2011, Sean Jones of Massey, Md., was looking to save money on his feed cost. Jones had the opportunity to purchase some wet brewers grain. Based on an evaluation he did with his nutritionist using CPM-Dairy, it appeared that they would lose a half a pound of milk per cow per day by feeding the wet brewers grain. Jones decided to go ahead with the ration change anyway due to the savings in the ration of 15 cents per cow per day. ... Full story.
01/27/2012 10:48:02 PMForage sampling and analysis are the backbone of dairy nutrition and ration formulation. These tools have also become an integral part of forage contracting, pricing and inventory control programs used by dairy farmers and their consultants. As a result, traditional forage sampling and analysis guidelines may not always be adequate. ... Full story.
12/28/2010 1:52:15 PMTaking shortcuts on a beef cattle operation can have advantages but can also produce some undesirable or unintended consequences. Sometimes taking the easy route can be a recipe for disaster in terms of production output, animal value, and/or profitability. There are many potential pitfalls for producers looking to cut corners to save time, labor, or money. ... Full story.
12/22/2010 2:51:54 PMTaking shortcuts on a beef cattle operation can have advantages but can also produce some undesirable or unintended consequences. Sometimes taking the easy route can be a recipe for disaster in terms of production output, animal value, and/or profitability. ... Full story.
12/01/2010 1:37:35 PMThe fall is coming to an end and for most farmers the crops are harvested, the calves weaned, and cows are preg checked. ... Full story.
NCBA, PLC Support Murkowski, Lincoln Resolution To Prevent EPA From Regulating Agriculture Out Of Business
05/18/2010 10:54:20 AMThe National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) are asking the Senate to stand up for American agriculture by supporting S. J. Res. 26 (“Resolution of Disapproval”) by Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Lincoln (D-AR).
... Full story.
05/14/2010 9:53:52 AMThe 300 days of grazing cowherd mainly consists of Balancer crossbred cows that have traditionally been bred back to Balancer bulls. In 2008, all 38 cows were bred to Balancer bulls to calve in September and October.
... Full story.
02/01/2010 8:47:54 AMIt’s okay if your cost of production goes up, claims Texas AgriLife Extension Forage Specialist Larry Redmon, as long as your profit margin increases accordingly. However, too many producers are seeing their profits decline or disappear. ... Full story.
04/15/2009 12:00:00 AMManage for a successful breeding season and higher calving percent-age. ... Full story.
10/13/2008 12:00:00 AMMarket signals over the past year have increasingly pointed to a narrowing price slide, with heavier feeder cattle gaining value relative to lighter calves. ... Full story.
02/18/2008 12:00:00 AMImprove production efficiency and profitability by taking advantage of breed differences, heterosis, feed efficiency. ... Full story.
10/16/2007 12:00:00 AMLowering the cost of developing a replacement heifer ... Full story.
ASK THE EXPERT
10/19/2012We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.
FOLLOW MORE COWS NOW