Three finalists have been selected for the 2022 Utah Leopold Conservation Award. Read more
Though it is disappearing, California’s official state grass has the ability to live for 100 years or more. New research demonstrates that sheep and cattle can help it achieve that longevity. Read more
Moisture content of forage at baling has a direct impact on bale heating and subsequent forage nutrient content at feeding, says North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension forage crops production specialist James Rogers. Read more
Improvements in feed efficiency, fertility, animal health, mature live weight and reduced age of harvest can be accomplished through breeding and genetics, and all of those traits hold a lot of promise in reducing the greenhouse gas footprint of beef. Read more
During the normal production cycle, a cow should be in her best body condition at the time of calving. After calving, the nutritional stress of lactation will cause most cows to lose weight and body condition up to the point of weaning. Read more
As of Sept. 19, the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) classified more than 18% of the land in the western states as experiencing extreme or exceptional drought. Read more
The stay-at-home orders implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the U.S. meat and poultry industries as consumers shifted from purchasing food away from home (FAFH) to food at home (FAH). Read more
Vladimir Putin, Russia’s dictator leader, has certainly turned the world upside down. Most of the world is angry at the man for disrupting the status quo. We were in a world of relative peace, and suddenly we’re looking at a hostile invasion of a neighboring country that has been a democracy since the Soviet Union was destroyed in the 1990s.