From one study, it appears the assumptions we make on grading finished Holstein steers were simply convenient estimates from beef breeds. Dr. Ty Lawrence suggests Holstein steers should get heavier for heftier profits.
Sugar analyses of fresh forage can be greatly affected by how you handle the sample and how the lab dries the sample, says Kurt Cotanch, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute forage lab director. There's gro
The history of grain sorghum in California dates back to 1874, when a small consignment of white and brown Durra was brought from Egypt. It has gone on to become an important forage in California and across the nation.
Dairy producers have successfully harvested, stored and fed high moisture corn for many years. By now, most have the routine down pat. But when things go wrong, it's often the lack of high moisture that causes problems.
There is a great misconception that once hay is "dry" and baled it is plain and devoid of life. The truth is that hay is never completely dry, and it is full of microscopic life. If the hay is not dry enough, those micr
Much confusion and concern often surrounds the use of hormones in beef production. These "chemical messengers" are substances produced in the body that travel through the bloodstream to regulate body functions such as r
The drastic outdoor cooling that has occurred may create some grain storage and drying problems. Dr. Ken Hellevang, Extension Engineer at North Dakota State University, answers several questions that he received in the
Pnuemonia is one of the top two killers of young calves on dairies today — the other is calf scours. However, you can take steps to prevent pneumonia from attacking your calves. "How to prevent pneumonia" gives you 1
Hopefully, most alfalfa will come through the winter in good shape. However, there are some areas where alfalfa will show signs of injury or winterkill due to the lack of snow cover over winter. We expect that winterkil