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If you're thinking of getting into the cattle business, here are some things to consider first.
Proper grooming techniques will help your animal stand out
I raised cattle in 4-H for nine-years. On show days, our calves were so well-groomed and pampered it was like one big bovine beauty parlor. They were washed, blow-dried, trimmed, and the hooves were...
When cattle become gassy, it can be dangerous for them
After eating hay all winter, the cattle will be giddy the first time you turn them out on pasture. They’ll suck down the lush, green forage like it’s their last meal. Unfortunately it...
Make sure your calves are on the path to success this calving season by providing them with immediate immune protection.
A powerful storm gave this farm a new purpose
Five years ago Lyle Weeda of Dysart, Iowa woke up early in the morning to a strange noise. After checking out the situation from the main floor, Lyle returned upstairs to find the attic and roof gone...
This Pennsylvania couple is working hard to show people where quality beef comes from
Angie and Paul Myer of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania both grew up around cattle and decided they wanted the same quality of life for their children. The young family now lives on a 30-acre farm, and...
An economical heifer development program requires goals and strategies
Cow-calf producers want heifers that are able to reproduce and are productive in the herd for a long time. Whether you raise your own or purchase replacement heifers, it’s an investment and can...
Keep your cows healthy, warm, and well-fed by following these suggestions for a successful winter!
Expectations of tight beef cattle supplies and strong demand push cattle prices higher
Finished cattle prices in fall 2013 climbed to $130 in anticipation of small beef supplies in 2014, says Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt. Per capita beef supplies, or the...
Don't throw away those old farm machinery tires. Hook them up to a water supply, and you've got an excellent watering tank for livestock
Livestock need a continuous supply of fresh water, but many producers are concerned about the cost and durability of water tanks. Recycled machinery tires are heavy-duty, and the animals can't...