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?
I've always been a big supporter of our Land Grant University extension and research programs. Growing up in 4-H had me acquainted with their efforts from the start. Continuing education in the college of agriculture had a natural integration through my undergraduate years, and my graduate research program allowed me to dive even deeper working … Continue reading Montana Beef Cattle Extension | Agriculture Proud Podcast 009
Want to make a first-year graduate student feel really dumb? Put him in a room with several leading researchers in his field of study and ask what he learned. Talk about a challenge. Luckily I didn't have to actually get up and speak, but it was encouraging enough to sit in on the "Think Tank" … Continue reading “Think Tank” on Cattle Reproductive Technology
National Agriculture Day - What does it mean to you? My role in Agriculture has changed a bit since this time last year. In 2011 I was staring down the nose of some rank Brangus momma cows as I tagged their newborn calves. Day in and out I found myself in the middle of a … Continue reading I Am Agriculture Proud
Spend an afternoon reading scientific journal articles like it’s the latest newsstand gossip and your head will be spinning like a carnival ride. If only I could master the art of speed-reading…Everyone has a different approach to developing replacement heifers for their beef herds. Some simply focus on a good feeding and mineral program, consistent … Continue reading Questions about Heifer Development