Livestock

Artificial Insemination Adds Value to Cow Herd

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...

Compendium of Veterinary Products (CVP Vet) app gives answers

Proper administration and use of antibiotics and other animal health products is an absolute necessity, not only for the product to be as effective as possible, but to minimize animal discomfort and...

Proper bull selection can increase return on investment

The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other...

Cattle sellers should consult sale barn on yearling criteria

Greetings! My name is Jason Bradley, and recently I filled a need for an economic consultant here at the Noble Foundation. I began my time here in March by working under the direction of Jon...

Timeliness plays critical role in agricultural operations

A commonality among successful producers that I have noticed is their ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner. A few examples of activities best accomplished within a certain timeframe on the...

Regional ranchers should reconsider default fall-calving

Fall-calving producers fall into two scenarios: deliberate and default.

Magnets can help prevent hardware disease in cattle herds

Cattle commonly swallow foreign objects, which sometimes causes hardware disease.

Consultant offers strategies for cattle marketing decisions

The downward spiraling cattle market has caused great grief. What's the best strategy going forward?

Managing to manage

During the weekend leading up to my week of management, I prayed hard that the week might be easy. Apparently that's not what was in the plan, and honestly I am OK with it.

Calf Book app provides alternative to scratch paper

Calf Book gives cattle producers a simple way to store calving information about their herds.

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