There are also several flowers that you would not want to throw over the fence to livestock. For example, Schnakenberg says caladiums, cardinal flowers, and castor beans plants will poison livestock. — University of Missouri Extension.
Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension Range Specialist, Uvalde, gave a presentation on stocking rate management and provided information and a practical demonstration on brush management. Dr. Joe Paschal, AgriLife Extension Livestock Specialist, Corpus Christi, gave a chute-side demonstration of low-stress cattle handling techniques.
Having another marketing option available will be exciting to watch but the big question mark is: Will the Southern Plains feeders use it? They have cited transaction costs as their main motivation for using the formula pricing system. It will be key for this new market to establish a certain amount of volume to make this thing work.
In a stunning display of federal overreach, on March 1, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Geological Service (collectively EPA) issued a “Scientific Investigations Report” draft report arguing that the Clean Water Act (CWA) can also be used to regulate the amount of water in the nation’s rivers and streams.
Serious divisiveness among Klamath Irrigation District (KID) board of directors is mirrored by equally serious divisiveness occurring within the Flathead Joint Board of Control (FJBC) located upon the Flathead Indian Reservation. The issue in common, of course, is water and who controls it.
Almost all of last week’s cash fed cattle trade occurred on Thursday, with over 74,000 head confirmed sold by end of day. Prices ranged from $129.50-132 live and $200-210 dressed, both far higher than the prior week’s prices of $126-130 live and $196-200 dressed.
Over the course of the last two decades, U.S. corn and soybean farmers have increased their use of glyphosate (the active ingredient in herbicide products such as Roundup) and decreased their use of herbicide products containing other active ingredients.
Beef production for the year to date in 2016 is up 3.0 percent year-over-year. This increase is faster than expected as earlier expectations were for more of the annual increase in beef production to occur in the second half of the year.
Last Monday, the years-long case involving Johnson’s Wyoming stock pond—built in 2012 with the permitted blessing of the state yet claimed by the EPA to have violated the Clean Water Act—ended in a settlement.
Few topics are as spellbinding as a discussion about the BLM’s land use planning regulations. Well… perhaps “spellbinding” isn’t the word. But the BLM’s recently proposed revisions to the planning process should have westerners on the edge of their seats.
Nebraska farmer and livestock producer Kevin Fulton serves as Chairman of the council and said, “I am proud to serve alongside the distinguished farmers and ranchers for the HSUS’ National Agriculture Advisory Council. These individuals are proven leaders who represent the face of humane and sustainable agriculture in this country.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently finalized critical habitat designations for the Oregon spotted frog. The area designated includes approximately 65,038 acres and 20.34 river miles, according to a press release from USFWS.
Recent spring rains have been welcome to North Dakota and other farmers and ranchers across the country following a fall and winter of below-average precipitation. However, water quality in ponds and dugouts still may be compromised by concentrated levels of salts, minerals, and bacteria.
USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) at a recent meeting in Columbus, OH.
Hay quality is a key component to animal performance and proper hay storage is a key component to hay quality, Hall said. Hay loss can be expected, even under a barn, so mitigation and risk management are the keys to protecting as much of your investment as possible.
The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) recently participated in an Iowa meat trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia. Iowa beef representatives on the mission included Janine Moore, beef farmer from What Cheer, IA, and Chris Freland, Executive Director of IBIC.
Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released last week by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) shows. Farmers also believe that creating a cooperative-style central repository for their data is the best way to enhance its security and maximize its value.
A growing chorus of cattle producers is expressing frustration regarding feeder cattle futures markets. For many years, I have defended the value of futures markets and the role of speculators in making those markets possible. However, it is increasingly important to ask and deal with questions and concerns, or the alternative may be undesired.
Black flies aren’t like run-of-the-mill house flies or other biting flies, such as horn or stable flies, Swiger said. They’re tiny, powerful blood-feeders who aren’t picky about their host. They attack humans as readily as domesticated animals and wildlife, and feed at various times throughout the day.