A look at the Arkansas Drought from the cattle pasture

View this post on CNN's Eatocracy - Praying for rain in the Arkansas drought This year's drought has been rough across much of the country. All year, my dad has been telling me of the dry conditions in Arkansas, how the first hay crop didn't make, and now how many farmers are selling their cattle … Continue reading A look at the Arkansas Drought from the cattle pasture

Tifton 85 Bermuda is a safe hybrid, GMO adverse effects not verified

Earlier this week a frenzy began in the media and on social networks when a CBS affiliate in Austin Texas incorrectly reported that a genetically modified grass releasing cyanide gas and caused cattle deaths. I wrote a brief post describing the condition known more commonly as prussic acid. The news station has since clarified the … Continue reading Tifton 85 Bermuda is a safe hybrid, GMO adverse effects not verified

Texas cattle died while grazing – Prussic acid information

There's been much concern about GMO bermudagrass killing cattle after reports from Austin, Texas this weekend claimed genetic modification of the grass caused a fatal release of cyanide gas. Don't go crying "GMO kills" until you have done some research. (More detailed information on the difference between GMO and Hybrids here)Bermuda grass has many hybrids … Continue reading Texas cattle died while grazing – Prussic acid information

Livestock numbers and drought dictate cattle and forage managment

Drought will not release its grasp of the Southern and Western regions, Spring stockpiles of forage are impacted, and cattle numbers have yet to recover from last year's devastating drought. These ingredients spell out the need for well thought out management of forage supplies and cattle herds across the country. Last week I shared a … Continue reading Livestock numbers and drought dictate cattle and forage managment

Dry Conditions Drying Up Business for Cattle Farmers

Watch out! I HERD on the news tonight that my dad "spends his life surrounded by these beautiful females!" Haha, no he's not in trouble, but my dad was featured on the Little Rock ABC news tonight in a story featuring the struggles cattle farmers are having with recent and long-term dry weather conditions. Be … Continue reading Dry Conditions Drying Up Business for Cattle Farmers