The research points to the age-old conservation method as a way to protect the soil and add value. Using cover crops—plants such as crimson clover or annual ryegrass that blanket the soil—farmers can sustainably remove 1.8 tons more stover per acre than they otherwise would remove, the researchers say.
When ranchers pay the federal government grazing fees to run their cattle and sheep on public lands, what are they paying for? Are they leasing the ground? Covering the ever-growing administrative costs associated with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.
In the most comprehensive study ever rend e r e d about the Return on Investment (ROI) of beef checkoff assessments, Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University concludes that each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program between 2006 and 2013 returned about $11.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index decreased for a fourth consecutive month in July mainly due to a sharp decline in international prices for maize, wheat and certain oilseeds, reflecting ample supplies for these commodities.
ed by a “vertical” route— meaning the fetus is infected by the cow during pregnancy. It is believed that the cow’s immune system may cause reactivation of encysted parasites that upon release into the bloodstream are able to infect the growing fetus.
A recently proposed rule by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service would require grocery stores and supermarkets to keep more documentation on ground beef sources, which could assist in more timely traceability of a particular beef source that may have caused a foodborne illness.
A recent Financial and Risk Management Assistance report outlined several factors for South Texas cattle producers to consider when purchasing replacements. The publication was compiled by Corpus Christi AgriLife Extension Economists Mac Young and Dr. Levi Russell; Dr.
By definition, drainage water management is the practice of managing water discharged from subsurface agricultural systems via a water control structure at the end of a conventional drainage system. It functions as an in-line dam, allowing the outlet to be artificially set at levels ranging from the soil surface to the bottom of the drain.
Producers who do it right benefit in the long-term. Patterson spoke to a national meeting of the American Society of Animal Science in Kansas City July 23. Patterson, developer of the Show-Me-Select (SMS) Replacement Heifer Program, said management and genetics add value to heifers.