Tag: Cattle

Audio: Beef Advocacy with High Plains Journal

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas. This was my eighth time to attend the meeting over the years as I’ve been involved in beef advocacy. I’ve had the opportunity to hold several roles, including state host, state staff, trade show exhibitor, and now as […]

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Considerations for Worker Safety When Handling Livestock

Farming and ranching continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations with more than 28 deaths per 100,000 workers every year, not accounting for those under the age of 16. Most farm accidents occur with tractor work, but don’t discount the risk of working with unpredictable live animals. Two of the major contributing factors […]

5 Tips for Managing Forage, Grazing Systems

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 […]

Livestock’s Long Shadow and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In 2006, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a report titled Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options. The report aimed to assess the total environmental impact of global livestock and determined this sector of agriculture is among the world’s top contributors to negative environmental impacts, including Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Following […]

Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?

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? […]

Texas Cattle Feedlot Opens Gates Via Twitter

During the past few years, I’ve frequently shared my experience working in and with cattle feedlots. From a young age, my family sent our cattle to feedlots in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles and our Spring Break “vacation” involved a drive to Amarillo to see those cattle. During college, I had the opportunity to work […]

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