Cattle

Are there concerns or limits for adding liquids to a TMR mixer?

When this column started, we encouraged our readers to forward their comments, questions and suggestions for topics to us by email at the address given at the end of the column. We thank you for the communications received to date, to which we reply directly. Starting with this issue, we will occasionally share with you an expanded response that was inspired by a noteworthy question.

CATTLE WHISPERER Pointers for Effective Stockmanship

Safe and effective cattle handling has always been important. In the last few years there has been a move toward what has been called low-stress handling or as we prefer to call it a return to sound, effective stockmanship. The animal industries must not tolerate any form of abusive behavior or handling of livestock. The culture of handling on any operation originates from upper management and is expressed by the workers on the ground.

 

Sustainable Beef (and just what does that mean, and why would anyone be against it?)

Sustainability means different things to different people. “If we’re not sustainable in what we do, we’re out of business,” said Nebraska cattleman Bill Rishel. “Many of us in the cattle business grew up thinking of sustainability as making enough money to keep ranching the next year. Of course that meant we had to care for our natural resources and manage them in a responsible way.

 

Vertical TMR mixer pays for itself on a beef cow-calf operation

In the past two issues of TMR Corner we have explored how feeding a beef cow-calf herd with a vertical TMR mixer simultaneously decreases feed waste and increases animal performance. In this issue we will use that information to develop a cost-benefit analysis for adopting the use of a vertical TMR mixer on a moderately sized cow-calf operation.

Rawhide Portable Corral - Leading the Way in Portable Corral Innovation

Rawhide Portable Corral, Inc. of Abilene, Kansas has been manufacturing portable corrals and livestock equipment for the last fourteen years and is recognized throughout the livestock industry as a leader and innovator in portable livestock corral design and construction.

ESAP Regional 
Winners Announced

Seven cattle operations from across the country were recognized as 2013 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo., recently.

Livestock Industry Hails Passage of Wildfire 
Prevention Package

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) this week hailed the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee’s passage of the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, H.R. 1526, legislation to prevent the continuation of catastrophic wildfire events by improving federal forest management.

New Bale Slicer

Remlinger Manufacturing offers the PFM Series 600 Bale Slicer to cut bales of hay, straw and silage quickly and efficiently for indoor or outdoor feeding or bedding for beef cattle and other livestock.  Features four bale spears to securely carry bales from storage to feeding locations.  Designed to fit skid steer loaders, with an optional 3-point hitch built to fit all category 2-3 tractors.

15 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Farmland

Record land values make buying decisions tougher.
  The increase in crop and livestock prices have generated significant profits for many farmers, which some are using to buy additional land. Growing demand has driven land values to record highs in many areas.

Types of Livestock Scales

Livestock scales are generally used in weighing large animals like cattle, horses and sheep, since these animals need to be held and weighed accurately. Weighing scales are particularly important to veterinarians specializing in farm animals because typical veterinary scales are unable to weigh large animals. Likewise, weighing scales are also used in zoos to monitoring the weights of the animals.

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