Developing a proper stocking rate is among the most important practices a manager can accomplish. No fertilization plan, brush management plan, rotational grazing plan or herd genetic selection can overcome overgrazing from a continually high stocking rate.
ABS Global has built a facility named Future Genetics, dedicated to house and care for bull calves under 6 months old. The facility, located near Madison, WI, allows ABS staff to improve care for animals through better nutrition, veterinary care and biosecurity at an earlier age.
Lander Nicodemus, Cheyenne, WY, was named Champion at the 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. West Point Livestock Auction, West Point, NE, hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events.
The western land-use events of the last few years seem to have been analyzed, pondered, condemned, praised and generally discussed into a state of confusion and stalemate. For 40 or so years I have been active in the advocacy for economic natural resource development, mining, timber, grazing and water.
He was born Oct. 3, 1924 at the family farm Southeast of Chapman, KS, to Andrew J. “AJ” Schuler, Sr., and Susanna (Moore) Schuler. He began working alongside his father as a school boy and even at that age his passion for raising Angus cattle began to develop.
The Garrett Ranch was established in 1937. Over the years, the Garrett family has made significant improvements to pastures with help of the Bureau of Land Management. The family has also made improvements to rangeland health and repaired creeks and other waterways.
Due to the considerable herd expansion that has occurred over the last three years, forecasters predict that 2017 and 2018 cattle markets will be considerably lower than even the transition that took place during the latter half of 2016. Only time will tell, but cattle producers are pretty resilient, and most have seen this market transition before.
My husband Russell and I own and operate a cow/calf operation in Louisiana. We are young producers who plan to be in the cattle business for some time. That’s why I was excited when I was selected last year to begin serving on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB).
Vernon Sanders, 94, passed away on Jan. 6, 2017 following a series of health issues. He was born in San Francisco in 1922. During World War II he served years in the U.S. Army, retiring as Field Artillery Captain, followed by five years in the Army Reserve.
New World Screwworms—flesh-eating maggots of the fly by the same name—were first found in the endangered Key deer in the National Key Deer Refuge on the Big Pine Key in October 2016. The Big Pine Key is among the most westerly—and thereby most removed from the mainland— of Florida’s string of keys.
“This is quite an accomplishment for Jeff and Rob,” said Billy Cook, Ph.D., Noble Foundation Agricultural Division Director. “It’s a testament to their professionalism and the respect their peers have for them.
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced the expansion of a unique service for farmers and ranchers. FSA’s Bridges to Opportunity program provides a one-stop shop that connects producers with resources, programs and educational services offered across the department, as well as from other USDA partner organizations.
Whoever says Congress can’t act quickly might have blinked too long to have seen the REINS Act pass the House. This aptlynamed effort to rein in federal agency power has advanced farther in the process to become law in less than three days than its three predecessors did in months.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved ahead with the Jan. 1, 2017 start date of its worker protection safety (WPS) rule, despite a request for a delay from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).
text of S.33 is identical to that of S.437. This earlier bill required congressional approval of monument designations, but also that all designations comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and notices from the governors of affected states that their state legislatures had approved the designation.
Past Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) joined with Rep. Ron DeSantis (R- FL6) last Tuesday with a proposed constitutional amendment. Senate Joint Resolution 2 (S. J. Res. 2) would amend the U.S. Constitution to limit senators to two six-year terms, and representatives to three two-year terms.
Frank Litterst, Jr., passed away on Dec. 26, 2016 at his home in College Station, TX, at the age of 94. He was born in Harris County, TX, on June 15, 1922. He graduated from Houston Lamar High School in 1939. He entered Texas A & M University (TAMU) in the fall of 1939, a proud member of the Class of 1943 (the class that won the war).
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued a Secretarial Order last week directing the Department of the Interior (DOI) and its bureaus to take timely actions to help address the effects of drought and climate change on California’s water supply and imperiled wildlife.