Livestock News

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Lengthening fall growing season for forage

One of the most expensive parts of a cattle operation is feeding a herd during the winter. More specifically, it is the hay that has to be used when n...
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Managing mineral nutrition in grazing cattle

For many of us, the breeding season for spring-calving cows is coming to a close, while fall-calvers are rounding the corner toward their third trimes...
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Tatum promoted to live production manager at Keith Smith Company

Keith Smith Company (KSC), the nation’s largest independent producer and provider of broiler hatching eggs to the poultry industry, has promoted Syd...
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2017 Master Cattleman programs beginning

Another round of the University of Kentucky’s Master Cattleman program will begin soon. More than 4,000 beef producers have already participated in ...
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Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association remembers Adam McClung

Editor’s Note: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Adam McClung and the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association. The fol...
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Eggs prices drop to lowest in decade, broiler prices up

Mississippi’s poultry industry remains healthy with a strong demand for broilers and a positive outlook for the remainder of 2017.   “...
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Livestock Working Facilities: How much does it cost?

Labor and material costs in constructing livestock working facilities can eat a livestock producer’s lunch and put a serious damper on the checking ...
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Feed Intake Study in beef cattle could lead to more efficient breeds

A change is coming to the cattle seedstock industry. Breed associations have long been interested in finding the genetic basis for feed efficiency, wi...
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West Nile Virus: Precautions and management tips for equine owners

A yearling filly in Bourbon County, Kentucky, near Lexington, recently tested positive for West Nile Virus. While this area of Kentucky may seem far f...
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Take steps to reduce hay fire chances this baling season

Fires that damage or destroy hay and barns cost farmers thousands of dollars each year, resulting in lost revenue and need for building and feed repla...