Feb. 22, 2024
The cow-calf industry is set to see a few profitable years once again. The national beef cow inventory is at its lowest numbers in decades with USDA’s July 2023 count indicating a herd size 3% smaller than the previous year...


Jan. 25, 2024
The objectives of feeding cows are to provide a nutritionally balanced and relatively homogeneous ration fed in a way that suppresses selection by cows, has roughly 2% residual in the feedbunk at the end of the day, and results in uneaten residue that is spread out along the bunk...


Jan. 24, 2024
“Where do you want to meet?” I texted Mark from the seat of my rental vehicle, which sat in a Townsend, Mont., gas station parking lot...


Jan. 24, 2024
Many older perennial pastures could benefit from renovation. While we think of these as “permanent pastures,” we must realize perennial pastures evolve away from what was originally planted as they age...


Nov. 28, 2023
Utilizing crop residue as a winter feed source is a common practice in the Midwest. In times when forage supplies are low and hay prices are high, crop residue is especially useful to offset...


Nov. 13, 2023
High-quality forages are vital for dairy farm productivity and sustainability...


Oct. 16, 2023
One of the few approaches for preventing hypocalcemia is feeding acidogenic products during the prepartum period...


June 19, 2023
Dairy diets today typically contain 25% to 35% corn silage on a dry matter basis, and some may exceed these levels...


June 1, 2023
I recently had a conversation with Dallas Mount, the CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, which is the parent company of the Ranching for Profit educational program...


May 18, 2023
The South Poll cows were red and slick. At their side — an equal number of 1-month-old or younger calves already grazing on spring fescue in a Savannah-like setting...