Beef Up Farm Safety Integrate Safety in Your Cattle Operation

When raising livestock, even the gentlest cows may unintentionally cause injury to a handler. In fact, the National Agricultural Safety Database statistics show that one in three farm worker injuries involve handling animals.
Many of these injuries include broken bones and crushed limbs that lead to missed days of work and unnecessary medical expenses due to a lack of safety awareness. That’s why an understanding of animal behavior is essential to prevent accidents.

2014 Farm Science Review-Change and Growth To Be Evident.

The 52nd annual Ohio State University Farm Science Review will be held September 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, and preparations are well underway for the annual farming showcase, which attracts more than 130,000 visitors each year. “We were very pleased with how the 2013 show turned out in terms of attendance and exhibitor satisfaction,” said Chuck Gamble, manager of the Farm Science Review, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “This year, we really want to drive the message home that the Review is unlike any other farm show in the country, from our high-tech field demos and world-class exhibitors to our top-notch education and conservation programs.

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.

Young Rancher Needs

Traci Bruckner has a lot of experience with beginning cattle operations. As assistant director of the rural policy program at the Center for Rural Affairs, the Wayne, Neb. native helped lobby for the beginning farmer and rancher provisions in the 2008 Farm Bill; she’s also served on USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee 2007-09, and at one time she and her husband had their own cow/calf operation.

Dexter Cattle - Ideal Cattle Breed for Small Acreages

We here at the American Cattlemen have posted this article to inform you of the Dexter cattle breed. This story is brought to you by American Dexter Cattle Association.

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