Cattlemen can call to enroll their calf crop by answering a few simple management questions, and be entered in the sweepstakes today! The winner will be selected by random drawing. Contact Chessie Mitchell, Tag Program Coordinator, at chessie@redangus.
Ranchers across the country are reforming their cow herd, observing the value of Red Angus genetics and electing to convert their black-hided cow herds to red. This is more than just a color choice—it is an active effort to create useful females, improve heat and insect tolerance, enhance convenience traits and strengthen marketability.
The attraction of western traditions, respect for a solid day of work, and a love for cattle and land has lured many great folks into the cattle business. These characteristics lead many ranch owners to be actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the ranch.
Great character is developed during times of adversity. For most producers, the current markets are adverse enough to build plenty of fortitude. With input costs remaining steady and calf prices lower than recent years, cattlemen are reevaluating the economics of their operation to reduce volatility.
In the fall of 2006, the Derby Fire burned hot over much of south central Montana. Over 178,400 acres burned taking homes, land and livestock in the fire’s path across the Big Timber Region. Over 840 people were evacuated from their homes as the blaze tore through farms and ranches.
“In the Doherty family, it has been tradition to break tradition. My great, greatgrandfather left his home in Ireland and set up a land empire. My great-grandmother went from knowing nothing about ranching to not only creating a successful ranching business but becoming a pioneer in rangeland management.
When the season’s first calves arrive, you begin to see results of your genetic decisions, perhaps eager for more or thinking about what a new bull could bring. Poring through bull catalogs and looking at expected progeny differences (EPDs), keep in mind that the environment affects what your calves are now and what they will become.
back in the valley and running the family ranch kept Vestal busy, but meeting Marie made his life complete. For his 77 years Vestal did the things he loved; veterinary medicine, raising working quarter horses, roping, riding and enjoying the sport of rodeo.
As the industry celebrated the release of the newly created American Wool logo recognizing the versatility of American wool, textile-industry representatives took center-stage to share their stories about programs supporting homegrown wool, innovative products, and.
“These endeavors involve increasing veterinary oversight of antibiotics that are considered ‘medically important’ in human medicine and removing approved label claims for use of these drugs for low-dose long-term production uses, such as to increase weight gain or feed efficiency.
Symptoms of scrapie in sheep are very much like the symptoms of BSE in cattle. Motor function is impaired, tremors and unusual limp movements occur, and coat appearance deteriorates. Infected sheep will display behavior changes, increased sensitivity to sound and movement, and rubbing and biting of the legs.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Colorado State University, kicked off the festivities at of one of the largest American Sheep Industry (ASI) Association conventions in the last decade in her trademark way—by mesmerizing the audience with her concrete thinking..
New expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the spring 2017 international cattle evaluation were released Jan. 27, 2017 for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) and Canadian Limousin Association (CLA).
Boehner was the 53rd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and served Ohio’s eighth Congressional District from 1991 to 2015. During his time in Congress, Boehner served as Vice Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and as Chairman of the U.
While I was in the United States Peace Corps, a stranger came to my small village in Kenya and stood on a box to gather villagers around him. He delivered a powerful and convincing story so that he could sell vials of water that he claimed would protect the people from the malaria that was ravaging the community.
There are dozens of committees and even more subcommittees between the House of Representatives and the Senate. When it comes to agriculture and land-use issues, however, there are four key committees: the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; the Senate Committee on Energy and.