Machen said with the recent wet weather the biggest challenge for cattle is the brown stomach worm. Affected animals lose weight and in severe cases may die of overwhelming clinical ostertagiasis, a disease characterized by severe diarrhea, edema and serious weight loss.
The Tureceks have ranched and farmed on the eastern plains of Colorado since 1910. Over the last 36 years, Keven and Sandi Turecek have combined land from both sides of the family to create what is now the Stacked Lazy 3 Ranch, a cow/calf and dryland wheat business comprised of 5,000 acres of farmland and 30,000 acres of pasture.
The Meat Industry Hall of Fame recently announced the members of the class of 2016. The class was selected from a distinguished list of nominees and a record number of votes were cast by current members of the Hall of Fame and the organization’s board of trustees.
The loss of a calf to predators is nothing new to ranchers. Everyone who’s raised cattle for any length of time has a story of finding a tiny ravaged body that sticks with them over the years. James Holmes’ story is fairly recent, but it motivated some changes on the Cherokee Ranch.
The U.S. government seems increasingly intent on tearing itself apart these days. While the increasing nastiness of the ongoing presidential campaign is certainly center stage in that regard, there is a less obvious battle going on in the courts. At issue is state versus federal agency power, and state power recently scored a win.
director of the WGFD. It provides a flexible system of control, management, protection and regulation of all wildlife in Wyoming. The commission includes seven members who are appointed by the governor for six-year terms with state senate confirmation..
Westerners often decry the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as having little use other than as a regulatory blunt object that demolishes economies wherever it’s employed. To date, it has had a 1.5-percent success rate at recovering species.
The fight over Mexican wolves in the Southwest is heating up as more groups line up on the battlefield. Last week saw a quartet of environmentalist groups file a motion to intervene in an ongoing case that pits the State of New Mexico against the federal government.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) commissioned a study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to U.S. corn producers through exports of beef, pork, and lamb. The independent study was conducted by World Perspectives, a leading agricultural consulting firm.
In today’s horse industry there are numerous competitive opportunities for very young horses. Many young horses are shown in weanling and yearling halter futurities. A high percentage of young horses are ridden as long yearlings in preparation for 2-year-old performance classes.
As we move into the growing season, dandelions can cause many potential headaches; not just in your lawn but also in your alfalfa field, according to Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Forages Field Specialist, and Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.
Many Oklahoma ranchers choose to breed the replacement heifers about a month ahead of the mature cows in the herd. In addition, they like to use a shortened 45- to 60-day breeding season for the replacement heifers. The next logical step is to determine which of these heifers failed to conceive in their first breeding season.
Only two weeks after the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) ruled that landowners have the right to seek judicial review of a “waters of the U.S.” designation on their land, several small business groups are urging the court to take up a case seeking the same for critical habitat designations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
“I’m excited about this opportunity to serve the great beef-producing families and other beef industry stakeholders in Colorado, who feed consumers not only in our state but across the nation and the world,” says Bloom.
The so-called extender legislation late in 2015 made permanent the provision allowing a retiree to move funds directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a charity without income recognition. The key feature is that these transfers count for the annual Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) that every IRA holder over age 70.
Hellevang warns that using aeration could warm the grain, which may increase the moisture content of the grain slightly. Aeration fans should be covered to prevent wind and a natural chimney effect from warming the grain. Wind blowing into uncovered fans or ducts will move air through the grain in a way that is similar to operating an aeration fan.
Sometimes called butterweed, the winter annual often springs up in no-till corn and soybean fields. Burndown herbicides are typically used to control it early in the spring when the plants are smaller and more susceptible, but that’s not an option in forage and wheat crops.