When Dave Nichols and Dr. Doyle Wilson hatched the notion of using ultrasound in beef production on that infamous plane ride nearly two decades ago, the idea was to identify seedstock with a propensity for heavy marbling.
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF&WHC) has announced the fourth class of inductions into the MCHF. The inductees were chosen from candidates nominated by the public and trustees of MCHF&WHC who made a notable contribution to the history and culture of Montana through 1960, no matter the year of death or closure.
At a sale barn, everyone is looking for a good deal. Theres opportunity for profit, but commingling cattle from different backgrounds isnt always a bargain. The bacteria cattle can be exposed to put them at risk for developing bovine respiratory disease (BRD).
The Sierra Valley in northern California is like no other. In fact, it is the largest Alpine Valley of its kind in the country. Now, 750 acres of this special place, on the Maddalena Ranch, will forever remain home to these environmental riches, a family cattle operation and its future generations.
As the season and type of cattle vary, the challenge of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) may increase. Sticking to the fundamentals of evaluating an anti-infective treatment can help producers and veterinarians implement and evaluate the success of their program, which goes hand-inhand with better profitability.
Terry Slusher of Floyd, VA, received a wake-up call several years ago. Slusher sent five steers to a feedlot as part of a commingled truckload in an Extension demonstration project. The Blue Ridge Mountain cattleman expected his calves to be top performers.
Unlike most ranchers, Texan Richard Garza Ray no longer looks forward to wide open spaces. The Starr County cattleman stays in his house, where he said there is a loaded gun in every room. He ventures out only when necessary to check cattle and fix fences and water lines cut by those crossing his ranch on foot.