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After four years of an administration that shared many of agriculture’s long-term goals, with a pro-business, pro-citizen, pro-freedom and individual liberty agenda, it appears that approach will change.
Ecology and raising livestock go hand-in-hand. Farmers and ranchers have always been stewards of the land, but how can we defeat the status quo and challenge paradigms to reach full stewardship potential?
After a long 2020 for the ethanol industry, including massive industry shutdown from caved demand for transportation fuels during the COVID-19 economic shutdown, ethanol industry groups celebrated the inclusion of relief outlined in the new stimulus relief package.
In many cases, farmers are making harvest appointments 12 to 24 months in advance at small processors and cattle for these appointments may not have even been born or procured. This increases the importance of pairing proper cattle selection and nutritional management with careful planning to optimize direct marketing opportunities.
Ranchers need to keep in mind that the wrong quantities of minerals can be dangerous or even deadly to cattle.
Easy answers to reducing the rate of open cows, such as changing vaccination protocols, usually are misguided and don’t address the fundamental reasons for low pregnancy rates.