Succession planning for farm and ranch businesses has been a popular topic for news stories and meeting workshops during recent years. No one likes to plan for or to talk about his or her own demise, but as primary operators in our agricultural communities become older, these discussions are necessary. We often hear of operations … Continue reading Succession Planning Tools For Younger Generations
Pasture management and grazing systems vary greatly between regions of North America. No matter when the grazing season begins in your area, there are a few common components in preparing to measure and manage your forage and grazing systems. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” This advice once given to me by a Montana … Continue reading 5 Tips for Managing Forage, Grazing Systems
Much discussion is being had about beef imports and welfare of American ranchers thanks in part to a recent video from an internet and cable news personality, Tomi Lahren on The Blaze. While some cattlemen and women believe they should throw their full support behind Tomi Lahren because she’s bringing the discussion to the table, … Continue reading Do Beef Imports Harm American Ranchers?
Farmers and ranchers love feeding their cattle. There's just something about going out to the field and emptying a bag of cubes or dropping off a few more protein tubs. This is especially true for livestock producers in the Southeastern U.S. with smaller herds. But does that extra feed pay off in the long run? … Continue reading Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?
During recent years, activists have taken to placing blame for increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on livestock farming. Claims are that beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry are greater contributors to increasing GHG levels than transportation. A frequently cited source of these claims are documentary projects like Cowspiracy and Food Inc. As we approach the … Continue reading Measuring Livestock Contributions To Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Episode 5 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast takes us to Colorado for a visit with Sarah Bohnenkamp. Sarah is a leadership coach who works with and helps us work with millennials. I met Sarah a few years back working with the American National CattleWomen's Beef Ambassador program and we've kept in touch over the years. … Continue reading Podcast 005: Sarah Bohnenkamp – Millennial Leadership Coach
When winter storms strike, livestock farmers and ranchers do a number of things to prepare, not only for their home and family but also for their livestock before the storm hits. On occasion, these storms strike with such a fury, that impacts may be catastrophic and historic in nature. Even in a cattle feedlot. … Continue reading Caring for Feedlot Cattle During a Winter Storm
Janice and Ryan clowning around on a discussion panel. Janice Person is a great friend to many people in the agriculture world. She's passionate about cotton and loves people. Janice blogs at janiceperson.com and you can find her as @JPlovescotton on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. If you haven't investigated her Cotton 101 series, you're missing … Continue reading Podcast 001 – Janice Person on GMO Conversations
There's an app for everything, almost. Now cattle farmers and ranchers can add being able to manage their cowherd breeding schedules to that list! This is an exciting to have accessible because one hesitation for cattle producers to adopt better management in their breeding programs is complicated scheduling. This is one tool that may help … Continue reading Mobile App Guides Beef Cattle Breeding Management
I am often asked how antibiotics are used in cattle. Every situation is different and every veterinary prescription can change depending on a large number of environmental factors. The following Questions and Answers regarding antibiotics use in cattle come from South Dakota State University Extension. Be sure to visit their page to learn more about … Continue reading Ask A Farmer: How Are Antibiotics Used in Cattle?