AgriLife Extension expert: Treating internal parasites in cattle herds protects producer profits

By : Adam Russell   Taking care of internal parasites is an annual or biannual proactive measure producers follow to protect their cattle herds and ultimately their operations’ bottom line. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell) OVERTON – Following recommendations to treat the threat of internal parasites in cattle herds is a…

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By : Don Tyler   When asked about the biggest challenges in feeding cattle for a living, markets and marketing decisions are almost always at the top of that list. With a booming economy, low unemployment and a lack of available workers, most would say the second toughest challenge is finding and keeping good people.…

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Farm labor workshops tell complexity of hiring, firing

Source : Joe Horner   COLUMBIA, Mo. – Major farm management decisions concern capital and labor. Too little attention goes to the labor side of farming, says agricultural economist Joe Horner. To help decision-makers, he plans three University of Missouri Extension workshops across Missouri. Farm labor management isn’t like the old days, when a farmer…

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Oat-Brassica Forage Quality Changes during Winter Grazing

By : Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator   Annual forages can provide high quality grazing for cattle in the fall and winter and can complement the cover crop goals of providing agronomic and soil health benefits. Photo credit Jerry Volesky.   This article is a summary of the 2018 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report “Late…

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Fall weather may have created risk to animal feed

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A Kansas State University veterinarian is urging the state’s producers to be especially diligent about monitoring for mycotoxins in livestock feed this winter on the heels of weather conditions that promoted their growth this fall. Toxicologist Steve Ensley said Kansas’ summer drought conditions led to a heightened risk of aflatoxin in the…

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