Livestock

'Noble News and Views' Category

Integrity Beef pays dividends in high cattle markets

Large and small ranches benefit equally from participating in Integrity Beef Alliance.

Planning for drought in rain promotes future success

There are several management practices that can be implemented to ensure pasture recovery and additional reserves.

Weather damage raises tax implications

Landowners making repairs and rebuilding will incur cost. How will these be reported on the 2015 tax return?

Cost management keeps cow-calf production profitable

What cow-calf producers should do to operate now while planning ahead for lower calf prices.

Early brush control lessens future problems

Woody plants are encroaching rangelands in the Southern Great Plains.

Cattle transitioning to wheat require acclimation period

An observation that has been made when turning cattle out on lush wheat pastures is that a transition occurs in which cattle may only maintain or even lose weight for a period of time.

Feral hogs present disease risk for livestock and people

Feral hogs can carry numerous diseases of importance to commercial livestock producers and human health. As the nation's feral hog population increases, so does the rate of exposure to infected hogs and potential for disease transmission.

Management strategies ease calving season

As we strive to improve the beef operation over time, it's never too early to be thinking about the next calving season.

Niche marketing expands cow-calf producer opportunities

Cattle prices were once again favorable for most cow-calf enterprises throughout 2014. Yet, it was about this time last year that analysts were warning that our bubble was about to burst and prices would soon "level off" and possibly start to decline.

Late-gestation heifer nutrition does not affect dystocia

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 28 percent of all calf deaths before weaning are due to birth-related problems. Therefore, managing females to calve with minimal difficulty is extremely important.