New equipment speeds response to animal diseases
A new instrument has enabled veterinarians at the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to identify potentially deadly bacteria in a matter of minutes – compared to the days it once took to identify pathogens via lab culture.
Climate predicts wetter than average spring for parts of region
“Beginning in March, the outlook shows an increased probability of wetter than average conditions, especially in western and central South Dakota,” said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist.
Calf Care: New research underscores importance of calf management
A second area of emerging research shared with attendees was the concept of “prime boost,” which he describes as utilizing – and properly administering vaccinations – to cattle at different life stages.
10 ways to make cow herds more profitable
Following is a list of ten management practices and concepts to consider that may help keep you from paying to be in the ranching business and losing money for the next few years.
Oklahoma leads expansion
South Dakota and Montana showing no expansion.
Watertown selects top cattle honors at winter show
Supreme row at Black Hills Stock Show ‘17
Limousin bull and Chi-influenced female take top honors.
Cattle herd still growing?
CattleFax gives insight on recent cattle inventory report
Capturing value: Genetics & management may matter more now than ever
Consumers are turning to labels and brands – and third party verification to validate those claims – to help garner that information.
Herefords win 'supreme' in Sioux Falls
Herefords from Larry Crane, Mitchell, S.D. took both bull and female honors.
Cattle ranchers share ways to maintain business during market downturn
Many ranches made changes in their operations while cattle prices were up in years like 2014. Since then, many are paying more costs per cow due to increasing pasture rent, labor costs and bull costs.
From cropland to the calving pasture, drones offer options to add efficiency
From Amazon’s dream of using them for delivery to a variety of uses for gathering news photos, sports coverage or even enforcing border patrol, drones are no longer an idea that is “pie in the sky,” they are a reality with real-world applications.
Perdue to head USDA
Trump picks Georgia farm boy, former governor
The 16 questions facing production agriculture
The questions facing production agriculture in 2017 seem to be more critical than years earlier. With that said, here is our list of the 16 key questions facing production agriculture in 2017.
Scientists exploring improved disease resistance and other traits
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