Agriculture Online - Livestock http://www.agriculture.com/livestock Livestock news and updates. Find articles on livestock, herd management, handling, animal health, marketing, equipment, pharmaceuticals, feed, technology, facilities, grazing and more. Get livestock updates for your farm and more from livestock experts and other farmers. en-us Copyright Successful Farming Sunday Apr 20 02:01:57 EDT 2014 Agriculture.com http://www.agriculture.com/images/ag-logo-150x30.gif http://www.agriculture.com 150 30 http://www.agriculture.com/rss 30 PEDv Timeline: The Hog Industry's Toughest Battle http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/hogs/health/pedv-timeline-hog-industrys-toughest_284-sl42921 Hit by an epidemic that killed millions of hogs in the U.S., PEDv turned the hog industry on end. Take a look back at the battle against PEDv. Friday Apr 18 12:46:21 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/hogs/health/pedv-timeline-hog-industrys-toughest_284-sl42921 Slippery Slope http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/slippery-slope_277-ar42695 Woven tire tread mats provide added traction as livestock move about on slick surfaces. Tuesday Apr 08 15:13:27 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/slippery-slope_277-ar42695 Double-Duty Alfalfa http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/doubleduty-alfalfa_276-ar42694 Taking out a declining alfalfa stand might make sense from a production standpoint, but not from a logistical or economic one. it might be time to consider an alternative. Tuesday Apr 08 15:06:51 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/doubleduty-alfalfa_276-ar42694 Alfalfa-sainfoin Option will Offer Bloat-Free Grazing http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/grazing/alfalfasainfoin-option-will-offer_279-ar42691 Performance Testing can begin in the U.S. in 2015 with Mountainview, the new Canadian sainfoin. Tuesday Apr 08 14:24:28 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/grazing/alfalfasainfoin-option-will-offer_279-ar42691 A Bare-Bones Beginning http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/grazing/a-barebones-beginning_279-ar42690 Natural processes and holistic management help young ranchers get started. Tuesday Apr 08 14:12:45 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/grazing/a-barebones-beginning_279-ar42690 Predict Grass Growth http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/grazing/predict-grass-growth_279-ar42689 Spring on the Northern Plains determines how much pastures will produce. Tuesday Apr 08 14:02:15 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/grazing/predict-grass-growth_279-ar42689 Ensure Breeding Success http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/health/ensure-breeding-success_280-ar42688 Evaluating fertility of herd sires helps put more calves on the ground. Tuesday Apr 08 12:19:09 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/health/ensure-breeding-success_280-ar42688 A Strategy for Culling Cows http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/health/a-strategy-f-culling-cows_280-ar42685 Individualized records allow strategic herd improvement. Tuesday Apr 08 11:43:34 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/health/a-strategy-f-culling-cows_280-ar42685 Stepping Up Biosecurity on PEDV http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/hogs/health/stepping-up-biosecurity-on-pedv_284-ar42684 The PEDV virus continues to be a task of vigilance and sacrifice. Tuesday Apr 08 10:26:08 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/hogs/health/stepping-up-biosecurity-on-pedv_284-ar42684 2014 Club Lambs http://www.agriculture.com/media-center/photos/livestock-animals/2014-club-lambs_293-42652 Some of our lambs for 2014. Saturday Apr 05 05:48:56 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/media-center/photos/livestock-animals/2014-club-lambs_293-42652 Club Lambs, Goats & Hog Sale - April 27 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/speciality-livestock/club-lambs-goats-hog-sale-april-27_293-ar42651 Saturday Apr 05 05:45:04 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/speciality-livestock/club-lambs-goats-hog-sale-april-27_293-ar42651 Cattlefax: Good News For Beef Market http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/cattlefax-good-news-f-beef-market_277-ar42644 Cattlefax market outlook specialists paint rosy picture for prices and adding cows. Friday Apr 04 15:05:17 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/cattlefax-good-news-f-beef-market_277-ar42644 Great Time to Own Cattle, but . . . http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/great-time-to-own-cattle-but_277-ar42487 Monday Mar 24 17:44:14 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/great-time-to-own-cattle-but_277-ar42487 Optimistic Outlook Despite PEDv http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/hogs/health/optimistic-outlook-despite-pedv_284-ar42486 Monday Mar 24 17:05:36 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/hogs/health/optimistic-outlook-despite-pedv_284-ar42486 Hands-On School Covers AI, Herd Management http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/health/hson-school-covers-ai-herd-magement_280-ar42481 Beef producers can learn practical skills and herd-management at short courses offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Monday Mar 24 13:49:58 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/health/hson-school-covers-ai-herd-magement_280-ar42481 Solar Systems for Watering Cattle http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/technology/solar-systems-f-watering-cattle_282-ar42480 Drawing power from the sun makes water available in distant pastures. Watering beef cows on remote pastures is easier for Jason Zahn since he replaced aging windmills with solar pumping systems 10 years ago. Monday Mar 24 13:41:57 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/technology/solar-systems-f-watering-cattle_282-ar42480 Use Strategy to Reduce a Herd http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/use-strategy-to-reduce-a-herd_277-ar42470 Friday Mar 21 17:03:39 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/use-strategy-to-reduce-a-herd_277-ar42470 Heat Detecting Critical to AI http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/heat-detecting-critical-to-ai_277-ar42469 Friday Mar 21 16:52:14 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/heat-detecting-critical-to-ai_277-ar42469 The industry needs more hamburger cattle http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/industry-needs-me-hamburger-cattle_276-ar42268 Tuesday Mar 11 17:23:22 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/industry-needs-me-hamburger-cattle_276-ar42268 How 100 Acres Built a Cattle Producer's Legacy http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/how-100-acres-built-a-cattle-producers_277-ar42263 Arkansas land passed down two generations gives an Indiana native his chance to produce livestock full time. Tuesday Mar 11 13:02:44 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/how-100-acres-built-a-cattle-producers_277-ar42263 The Year of the Heifer http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/year-of-heifer_277-ar42258 Monday Mar 10 15:08:30 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/year-of-heifer_277-ar42258 Recycled feedlot nutrients help second crop http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/feed/recycled-feedlot-nutrients-help-second_281-ar42227 Rye silage is more than just another feed option for thousands of beef cattle in northwest Iowa feedlots. The silage also solves issues of utilizing surplus nitrogen, preventing erosion and runoff, and effectively utilizing nutrients and land. Friday Mar 07 16:28:50 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/feed/recycled-feedlot-nutrients-help-second_281-ar42227 Starting from the ground up http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/starting-from-ground-up_277-ar41996 Looking to start a beef cattle herd with little to no prior knowledge, one woman asks if it's possible to succeed. Wednesday Feb 19 16:58:03 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/starting-from-ground-up_277-ar41996 Splitting the herd pays bills http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/splitting-herd-pays-bills_277-ar41574 Many beef producers see weaning and calving once a year as trouble enough, but for third-generation rancher Dick Coon, twice for each works just fine. Monday Feb 03 12:20:46 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/beef/splitting-herd-pays-bills_277-ar41574 Eggs Reduce Environmental Footprint http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/poultry/chickens/eggs-reduce-environmental-footprint_288-ar41437 Due to increased feed efficiency, advancements in hen housing, and improved manure management, the U.S. poultry industry has increased egg production the past 50 years while considerably reducing its environmental footprint according to a new study in Poul Tuesday Jan 28 15:26:17 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/poultry/chickens/eggs-reduce-environmental-footprint_288-ar41437 Cute Cattle http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/cute-cattle_276-sl41282 A compilation of cute cows and calves (and heifers and bulls) from Farmers for the Future. Tuesday Jan 21 17:24:39 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/cute-cattle_276-sl41282 #Felfie http://www.agriculture.com/media-center/photos/livestock-animals/felfie_276-41255 Here's my #Felfie, pretending to squish Speckles the cow's head. Good times! Monday Jan 20 17:17:55 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/media-center/photos/livestock-animals/felfie_276-41255 BTO Colour Camera Nestbox http://www.agriculture.com/media-center/photos/livestock-animals/bto-colour-camera-nestbox_276-41209 BTO Colour Camera Nestbox Friday Jan 17 05:37:44 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/media-center/photos/livestock-animals/bto-colour-camera-nestbox_276-41209 What to Feed Goats http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/what-to-feed-goats_275-ar41207 Friday Jan 17 01:35:16 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/what-to-feed-goats_275-ar41207 9 tips to block PEDv http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/hogs/health/9-tips-to-block-pedv_284-ar41160 Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is back in full swing. Reports show that as of December 1, 2013, there were 1,512 cases of PEDv in 20 states. Wednesday Jan 15 11:02:16 EST 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/hogs/health/9-tips-to-block-pedv_284-ar41160