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? … Continue reading Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?

Tennessee Animal Cruelty Prevention Act Heating Up

Updated: The bill was vetoed by Tenn. Governor Haslam on Monday, May 13. Story from the Tennessean here.¬†Haslam's statement can be seen in this piece from the Knoxville News¬†Sentinel. A follow-up to a previous post regarding the heated "Ag gag" bills/laws across the country. The controversy over so-called 'Ag gag' bills has heated up in … Continue reading Tennessee Animal Cruelty Prevention Act Heating Up

Angus Association visits me in Tennessee [Video]

The American Angus Association is one of the largest organizations within the cattle industry and does a great job showcasing the hard-working cattle producers across the country. Along with numerous print publications, the Angus folks have a great online presence. Their YouTube channel is full of videos featuring great news and information for cattle farmers … Continue reading Angus Association visits me in Tennessee [Video]

Annual Farm Bureau Meeting an Encouragement to First Time Attendees

This week I'm at the annual National Farm Bureau Federation meeting in Nashville. The following is a short post I shared on the meeting blog. I encourage you to read it and many other posts from attendees on the official AFBF meeting blog. This year is my first trip to the Farm Bureau Annual Meeting … Continue reading Annual Farm Bureau Meeting an Encouragement to First Time Attendees

What does tobacco farming look like? Ask A Farmer

In yesterday's blog post, I shared several photos from my visit to a tobacco farm in Tennessee. Today I invited David Hayden (@DavidHayden7) to share more about tobacco farming and the tobacco harvest process. He grew up working with tobacco in Kentucky and studied the crop in college. Fire cured tobacco barn in Kentucky Tobacco … Continue reading What does tobacco farming look like? Ask A Farmer