Testing Hay

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How to determine nutrient quality in forages The sight of a fresh-cut hayfield with tightly rolled bales dotting the pasture can bring feelings of satisfaction...

Should You Wean Early?

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Factors to consider before pulling calves off cows Whether or not producers should wean calves early falls into a category of debate among livestock experts....

Improving Heifer Fertility Rates

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Management practices to increase reproductivity in younger females Though genetics play an important role in reproductive success, there are a variety of management practices producers...

Tick-Borne Diseases in Cattle

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Producers should keep an eye out for trouble and be proactive in prevention and treatment The hot, humid summer days usher in a plethora of...

Billy and Ram Management

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Making a game plan for the off-season When a billy or a ram is hard at work during the breeding season, his body condition and...

Starting in Small Ruminant Production

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What producers need to know before buying sheep or goats Before diving deep into the small ruminant business, consider some of the following tips from experts...

Herd and Flock Health

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Prevention and protocols for healthy animals In small ruminants, health problems can spiral from bad to worse in the blink of an eye.  Frequently, by the...

Estimated Breeding Values

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Shepherds are utilizing EBVs to improve their flocks When shepherds evaluate an animal for its potential to be added to their flock, typically the first...

Nutrition and Milk Production

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Homegrown forages and constant monitoring are keys to success Nutrition plays a major role in milk production. Consulting with a nutritionist or extension expert can...

Managing Dairy Steers

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Strategies for success in the steer market For some dairy farmers, raising dairy steers may feel like operating a completely different enterprise. In order to...
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