A Passion for the Job

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When Nathan Ogden was a youngster showing pigs and later playing ball, Steve Bartholomew from Prairie Grove, Ark., was always close by because Nathan...

Questions to Ask When Purchasing A Tractor

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Buying a new tractor is sort of like picking a wife:  You need to find one you can stay with for the long haul. Understanding this, it's important to make direct comparisons among all the brands of tractors, getting as close to "apples to apples" and "oranges to oranges" as possible. We visited with several major dealers in our area to make some of these direct comparisons to get you started on what could be a daunting task of choosing a new tractor.

Not Just For Registered Herds

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Genomic testing can increase performance in the future for commercial herds From parentage verification to predicting performance traits, the use of genomics has benefits for...

Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

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It is officially fall, which means the acorns are falling in the Ozarks. Acorns are a staple product of one of the most important...

Is Hay Production Worth the Cost?

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Is hay production worth it? It can be expensive.

That Red Farm Diesel

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Dyed diesel is not allowed in use of private on-road vehicles. Farm producers or others who do so risk damaging their engines, voiding their vehicles’ warranty, and, if they’re caught, a big fine.

A Guide to Summer Minerals

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Mineral is an important aspect of any livestock feeding program. Of course, you don’t want to throw money away on mineral supplements – during...

Selling Meat Off Your Farm

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Direct marketing livestock is a popular outlet producers are evaluating for their farm operations, but entering this type of venture requires substantial research. Although a producer might gain more profit from direct marketing livestock, they will wear a variety of hats in the process. 

Is Fall Calving Right for Your Herd?

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The size of calves, feed requirements and weather conditions are factors producers should consider As summer begins to draw to a close, the thoughts of...

Understanding Withdrawal Periods

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Following label directions helps ensure meat quality The Center for Veterinary Medicine, a branch of the Food and Drug Administration, is responsible for ensuring that...
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