If producers havent cut their hay yet, I would encourage them to do so soon. Harvest date is the most important management decision affecting hay production. Timing affects production, quality, composition, amount of regrowth, and subsequent plant vigor, Fick said.
The July USDA Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports put corn ending stocks below trade expectations, allowing the corn market to recover from recent losses.
Farmers have long been willing to produce for the market, and farm programs over the past 20-plus years have moved agriculture from a managed supply to a mar- ket-oriented pricing system. But when you produce for the market, you dont always know who is going to come to buy.
Beginning in August, beef feedlot operators in Colorado will be contacted by representatives of USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to provide information for the 2011 USDA Feedlots Study.
Interested farmers may contact their local USDA Service Centers for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Additional information is also available online at http:// disaster.fsa.usda.gov. WLJ.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension has been awarded $4.1 million from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for a five-year project addressing climate change and animal agriculture issues.
ZACTRAN (gamithromycin), a new antimicrobial from Merial, provides producers with a rapid-response weapon in the battle against bovine respiratory disease (BRD). It can be used for control of BRD in high-risk cattle or as a first-pull treatment of sick cattle.
Congress must help alleviate the burden of an ever-increasing array of federal environmental regulations on agriculture, according to Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers, who recently testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.
Pond, who helps run a fifth-generation family cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle, brings experience in teaching, research and administration at three other public research universities to the largest department in CSUs College of Agricultural Sciences.
Highly optimistic for the short term, cautiously so for the longer term, was the mood among the several hundred bankers, agribusiness executives and farmers attending a symposium entitled Recognizing Risk in Global Agriculture at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Angus producers from 12 states gathered in Saint Joseph, MO, on June 20-23 for the fourth annual Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). The educational event is hosted by the American Angus Association (AAA) and funded by the Angus Foundation.
University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL) scientists are taking their battle against foodborne pathogens such asO157:H7 into the belly of the beast, as it werehoping to figure out what is in the gut of some livestock that makes them so-called supershedders of pathogens.
A dry, flavorless and thinly cut steak can be enough to sour anyones taste for beef.
There is no doubt that cattle are getting bigger, and that will continue, says Terry Houser, Kansas State University meat scientist. I dont think we are going to produce smaller rib-eyed cattle anytime soon or start selecting cattle for that trait.