March 18, 2019
This past year was a challenge for many cow-calf producers across the United States due to a lack of rain, too much rain, or unexpected weather conditions. Here are four keys that helped livestock pro...


Feb. 21, 2019
Grazing livestock in Northern regions where winters are long and harsh can prove challenging. For some producers, bale grazing has become a cost-effective, time-saving strategy to break past the pasto...


Dec. 18, 2018
It’s understandable why the U.S. Naval Academy is located near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Md. But also near those same shores, on the other side of the bay, is a herd of Angus...


Nov. 26, 2018
Periods of favorable rainfall make every livestock producer look smarter. Periods of drought sort out the smartest among us...


Nov. 23, 2018
Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic compounds that are utilized by nearly every living thing on earth...


Feb. 15, 2018
With rising market prices for live calves, staying up all night to supervise first-calf heifers during calving season is well worth the effort to many producers...


Nov. 27, 2017
In recent years, there has been a broader choice in finished beef available to consumers. The supply of “grass-fed beef” has risen, and it always raises some controversy within the industry...


Sept. 26, 2017
“C’mon out and see how great my cattle and pastures look.”“That’s not a call I typically get,” said Lawton Stewart, a beef cattle nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia. “Mo...


Aug. 31, 2017
Ammoniation of crop residues can turn a low-quality forage into a medium-quality forage that can maintain a dry cow without supplementation. Given the drought in the Northern Plains and eastern...


Aug. 31, 2017
The success of a grass-fed beef operation relies on getting average daily gains of at least 2 pounds per day. Animals will need to maintain a body condition score of 6 or better...