Thursday, August 13, 2020

It takes so many plants to make a stand, cows to make a herd and drops to make a rain. Before turning that herd out to pasture, you look for enough plant mass to support their grazing. If you’re watching a couple of bred heifers for a month, you might as well be watching 20 or 30.

Farmers and ranchers tend to be on either side of the fence when it comes to social media. There are the hold-outs, the staunch supporters, the occasional users and the clueless.

Flood water forces the exodus of cattle to higher ground. Drought does the same on a wider scale, only to greener ground. And in...

Nobody likes to be told that they’ve done a bad job. Think of the situation-comedy or movie scene: A junior high student has worked...

As you tag another calf and write the information in that little book, do you ever think about how well it will hit the...

The oldest cow on record died in Ireland in 1993 at the age of 49, having been born on St. Patrick’s Day 1944 in...

Take another look at your cattle. Get out your records and take a deeper look. You think they're the right kind, but you may...

Low-stress cattle handling is becoming a mainstream practice, but have you ever thought about the ultimate low-stress sorting system -- right from your computer?...

If Walmart were in the cattle business, it would probably serve as an operating definition of "least-cost producer." People might refer to its cowherd...

Knowing more about marbling helps cattlemen produce the best beef. All four National Beef Quality Audits said consumers want more of it, yet many...