Livestock News

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Raising vs. buying replacement heifers

When it comes to getting replacement females for your cattle herd, multiple options are available. One would be to use your own cow herd and keep the ...
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Arkansas : Researcher offers pointers on keeping pastures healthy in hot, dry summers

Arkansas’ summer has come on hot and dry, presenting challenges for maintaining healthy pastures, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor of animal s...
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Recognizing symptoms of prussic acid, nitrates key to johnsongrass management

Forage management has always been the foundation of a successful livestock operations in Arkansas and elsewhere, and keeping a close eye on those fora...
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Arkansas : Growing drought squeezing cattle producers

Drought has put its grip on nearly 80 percent of Arkansas and the state’s ranchers are having to make decisions to handle rapidly dwindling amounts ...
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Cattle : Mizzou Extension offers four day cattle tour

University of Missouri Extension offers cattlemen a bus tour of cattle operations in Kansas and Oklahoma Aug. 6-9.     MU Extension livestoc...
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Livestock : Preventing heat stress helps cows produce more milk

Martin Prairie Farms near Humansville, Missouri treats dairy cows like guests.     The family-owned dairy farm north of Humansville in Hicko...
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Livestock : Cattle producers, beekeepers encouraged to collaborate

Clover-covered pastures benefits both cattle and pollinators like honeybees, according to LSU AgCenter experts who are encouraging cattle producers an...
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Insects : Fire ants may be hitching rides in imported hay

Red imported fire ants are an invasive species that were unintentionally introduced to Alabama from South America during the 1940’s. Since then,...
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Cattle : ‘GoGREEN’ program tags calves raised with best management practices

Cattle buyers looking for the best Arkansas livestock may need to look no further than the green ear tag awarded as part of the Natural State Precondi...
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Ponds : How to properly stock and manage channel catfish

Channel catfish is one of the three most commonly stocked fish species in Southern Great Plains (largemouth bass and bluegill are the others).   ...