“Good producers manage production to the best of their ability; top producers manage the financial components of their business in the same manner,” said Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist.
Every winter alfalfa producers are concerned about the weather. The extremes we have seen in recent years with too much snow, not enough snow, too wet, too dry, and now too warm can give farmers heartburn when they think about their perennial forage crops.
Late March or early April is the time to plant spring forage cocktails for beef cattle grazing. Spring forage cocktails can be planted as a way of shortening fallow time between crop rotations or these forages could be planted as part of a series of annual forage crops to be used through the grazing season.
The young leaders include 10 Student Advisory Team members and 19 Campus Ambassadors. These students represent 29 schools in 25 states. During their year of service, these students will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty and fellow students as they represent AFA.
for March are as follows: • 1.5 percent with 3-year loan terms, unchanged from February; • 1.875 percent with 5-year loan terms, down from 2 percent in February; • 2.25 percent with 7-year loan terms, unchanged February; • 2.5 percent with 10-year loan terms, unchanged from February; and.
Corps of Engineers; Jo-Ellen Darcy) to review WOTUS. The pair is ordered to ensure the nation’s navigable waters are protected, but also to promote economic growth, minimize economic uncertainty, and show “due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution” in their examination.
On Feb. 28, the House Agriculture Committee’s subcommittee on conservation and forestry held its first hearing on the farm bill. That hearing included testimony from a panel of witnesses that included farmers and ranchers outlining their views on the importance and effectiveness of conservation policies.
Proper bull management is necessary for successful breeding programs. Monitoring the health of bulls prior to and during breeding season can improve a producer’s chances of having a successful calf crop. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell.
Despite being around for over 20 years, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) has seen a recent revival on the U.S. legal consciousness. The unsung-until-recently act has the potential to rein in federal agency power in ways the ranching West has longed for for years.
John Anthony Santos, 62 of Hilmar, CA, was born April 3, 1954 in Los Banos, CA. He passed away Friday Feb. 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Tony Santos. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan; his daughter, Corinne; his son, Derek (Colby); and grandsons Alexander and Connor.
“The key is to know which species you have and what causes them to increase,” he said. “The Banks grass mite and two-spotted spider mite both feed the same. The Banks grass mite is more common early in the season and stays on the lower portion of the plant, moving up as the population develops.
The Integrity Beef Alliance is a value-added calf program that utilizes highquality bull genetics coupled with best cow/calf management practices to produce a quality value-added commercial calf. The Alliance, in its 16th year of existence, has received much attention for the premiums calves have received through the years.
Big data is big business, and everyone wants a part of the pie, however agricultural irrigators should take a careful look before accepting irrigation advice from new technology sources, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist..
Beaver is one of more than 300,000 post-9/11 veterans expected to return to Missouri in the next decade, says University of Missouri Extension’s Karen Funkenbusch. More than 44 percent of military recruits come from rural communities, according to U.S. Census data.
“The Rambouillet ram breeders with animals in the ram test decided to offer some of their rams for sale at a new sale to be held at the popular Texas Sheep and Goat Expo,” Waldron said. “The animals being offered represent the high end of the rams completing the test, so numbers are limited.
The new logo has the time-honored cowbell, ghosted in the background, respecting the roots of the organization and acknowledging those local and state groups who continue to use Cowbelle as part of their name. However, in reference to the present and future of ANCW, the shape of the cowbell was modernized.
Ever wonder how farmers manage that huge herd of cattle? With nothing more than a couple of people and maybe a farm dog, they are able to move hundreds of cattle from an open pasture into a barn or corral. As it turns out, farmers rely on techniques that use the animals’ natural behaviors.
China will continue to dominate the world meat production and trade over the coming years, although its animal protein industry is entering a period of transition, according to Rabobank’s China Animal Protein Outlook to 2020. Demand growth is slowing, and the industry is changing in response—and it needs to.