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Have Beef Producers Lost the Animal Rights Battle? By: 12/14/2015 @ 12:51pm

Change is inevitable, right? It’s even good?Dave Daley, a rancher on a multigeneration California cattle operation and an animal science professor at California State…

Visionary Dam Creates Cleaner Water for Cattle By: 01/05/2016 @ 12:51pm

Seth Watkins is a visionary. Where some farmers might see adversity, he sees opportunity. Where some farmers might…

4 Tech Innovations for Dairy Operations By: 10/15/2015 @ 5:00pm

Gone are the days of low-tech livestock operations. From parlor monitoring systems to detection of hidden mastitis in…

Bovine Respiratory Disease Prevention Should Start Early By: 01/12/2016 @ 4:00pm

Stress of any kind can weaken calves’ immune systems, putting them at a much higher risk of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). According to W. Mark Hilton, a Purdue University clinical professor of food…

Benefits of Mob Grazing By: 01/12/2016 @ 3:40pm

At the end of the day, mob grazing is just a more intensive approach to rotational grazing. However, mob grazing does have some distinct benefits:1. Uniform consumption of forageBeing in a smaller area means…

Women in Ag: Define Your Own Success By: 01/08/2016 @ 11:17am

A few nights ago my husband, his parents, and I had dinner with a fellow dairy farming family. They too are in the transition between generations and so we have a lot in common. As we settled into our evening…

Ammoniated Wheat Straw Boosts Winter Feed By: 12/30/2015 @ 10:57am

When dry weather hits winter wheat country, beef producers always worry whether there will be enough feed to winter cows.  Terry Hobbs is no different, but the Penokee, Kansas, rancher boosts his feed…

Women in Ag: Bring Family Home to the Farm By: 12/29/2015 @ 11:00pm

Not coming from a farming family per se has presented the opportunity to teach a group of people who are very important to me a lot about agriculture. My family is easily the “norm’’ of two generations…

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