Tag: Ask A Farmer

Beef Questions and Answers | Interview with a Nutritionist

During the past few weeks, there has been an onslaught of questions about the beef supply chain and how beef is arriving in our grocery stores. Accurate answers to many of these questions are difficult to come by because there is so much uncertainty surrounding our current pandemic. Last week, I had the opportunity to […]

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Caring for Feedlot Cattle During a Winter Storm

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.   […]

How Are Antibiotics Used in Cattle? | Ask A Farmer

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 […]

Antibiotics Use and Resistance in Livestock #AgChat

Each week, on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time, people from across the farming and ranching community gather for a Twitter chat to discuss what is going on in the world of agriculture. A new topic is the center of discussion each week and ranges from cropping systems to livestock news headlines. A moderator posts the […]

Cattle Market Trends, Seasonality and Resources

How does the old joke go? If you walk into the sale barn cafe, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to hear a someone griping about the cattle markets or the weather. Two subjects that are ever-changing, and neither will be just right. Too much moisture, or temperature swings to wide. If we sell […]

Explaining Aerial Images | What Happens in a Cattle Feedlot

What’s really going on in the cattle feedlot you see on television or in google aerial images? Google cattle feedlot aerial photos and you come up with a number of results that describe the “horrors of industrial beef”. People like to make these images out to be scary and damaging for conventional cattle operations. Even […]

People Behind The Beef | What Happens in a Cattle Feedlot

(In case you missed it, check out the first part of this series about my introduction to feedlots as a kid to learn where my interest for feeding cattle began.) During the next few years, my interest in the cattle business grew even stronger. I focused on college courses in nutrition and managing feedlot cattle. […]

My Introduction As A Kid | What Happens In A Cattle Feedlot

So what really takes place at a cattle feedlot? Many folks refer to these places of business as factory farms. There is strong fascination among activist groups to uncover acts of cruelty and abuse from these locations, not only animal abuse, but irrevocable harms to the surrounding environment and communities. I have been lucky enough […]

Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields? | Ask A Farmer

Today we have a guest post from Indiana farmer, blogger Brian Scott (Facebook, Twitter). Brian does a great job of explaining difficult questions about farming operations, how crops are grown, and the management decisions surrounding growing Genetically Modified crops. Brian blogs about growing corn, soybeans, and popcorn at TheFarmersLife.com. Today he addresses dying corn left […]

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