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Livestock May Need Extra Feed in Colder Weather to Keep Warm
While the weather outside isn’t frightful – yet – livestock producers still need to be thinking now about how they’ll keep their animals warm when the temperatures drop, wind chills rise and it starts to snow, snow, snow....
Facilities: Is It Time to Make a Change
Building or improving existing cattle handling facilities is a substantial investment for any cattle operation, according to Justin W. Waggoner, beef systems specialist at Kansas State University....
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it doesn’t really stack up....
China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz Syed in the latest Agricultural Commodities quarterly report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Beef Markets: Where Are They Headed in 2015?
Beef prices will be supported by tight supplies in 2015, says a levy board analyst....
Beware of Softened Water and Milk Replacer
Water quality checks should be conducted annually - at a minimum. ...
Keeping Feed Costs Under $10 Per Hundred Pounds
New margin protection in the US is placing even more responsibility on farmers to have an even clearer picture of what they spend on feed. ...
Higher Cattle Market Volatility: What Does This Mean?
Producers know too well that cattle prices have been soaring at record levels, but how does this look as we say farewell to 2014?...
Peanut Brittle Coating Deployed For Cattle Nutrition
Cattle can now be sure to get their vitamins by coating feed in a protective peanut brittle style layer. ...
Guessing the Big Dairy Events of 2015
A watchful eye should be on prices and export demand next year, while domestically, the new protection programme will be key, says a markets and policy expert looking through his crystal ball. ...
Water: A Wise Investment
Money made now is best invested in water on your operation. Do not forget the drought you've just battled through. ...
What Are the Dangers of a Warm and Wet October?
October was wetter and warmer than average, contrasting with a dry September, and raising the risk of parasites to cattle. ...
Steps to Ensure Calf Success This Winter
Temperatures have plummeted and it is now time to maximise everything the calf gets to keep dietary fat and energy high. ...
Time is Over for Milk Protection Plan Decisions
A North Dakota dairy specialist offers some recent insights into the potential security provided by US dairy protection programmes. ...
Angus Bulls on Dairy Farms: As Easy as Black and Black and White
Docile, fertile and easy calving, Aberdeen-Angus cattle have complimented an Irish dairy herd for nearly twenty years. ...
 
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