Livestock News

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Economics of Fertilizing Bermudagrass for Cow-Calf Production

Fertilizer prices have fallen in recent months. Unfortunately, so have cattle prices. Does it pay to fertilize bermudagrass pastures to increase carry...
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Tennessee Master Horse Program Scheduled for West Tennessee

Tennessee is home to more than 110,000 horses, donkeys, burros, mules and ponies combined, and because each of these equines requires responsible owne...
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Daytime calving may be easier than you think

The spring calving season will be in full swing for many cow/calf producers very soon.  This is an important time of the year; the result of a multit...
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Pig disease on upswing in U.S.

Pork producers need to know what to do if a vesicular disease strikes their operation. The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) disease is on the upswing in the ...
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Kentucky: UK To Host Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation Workshop

Anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time around livestock or forages knows tall fescue is a double-edged sword. University of Kentucky forag...
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AI adds value to cattle herds

Due to the considerable herd expansion that has occurred over the last three years, forecasters predict that 2017 and 2018 cattle markets will be cons...
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USMARC, Inspector General audit refutes charges of animal abuse

It’s taken almost two years to clear the air, but a new USDA Office of Inspector General’s audit report about the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center...
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Fenceline Weaning Puts Less Stress On Cows And Calves

When its time to wean a calf from its mother, it can be a stressful situation for all involved – including the rancher. But some techniques make for...
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Missouri: FDA changes coming for livestock owners

Livestock owners across Missouri are encouraged to prepare for Food and Drug Administration rule changes on antibiotics that will go into effect Janua...
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Hay it’s dry: Pastures and Drought – Looking Forward

Many areas in the Mid-South are experiencing drought –with many in severe drought – that is worsening with no relief in sight. These dry condition...