It was the mid-19th century. The cattle drive era was in full swing. Longhorns from Texas were entering Kansas in droves on their way up to the railheads. New towns were booming and fresh beef was being supplied to industrialized, post–Civil War consumers. But something was seriously wrong. The problem was not with the hardyContinue reading “Texas Fever”
The “good cow that fed Paris” offers many positive traits to the commercial cow-calf producer.
Not so comprehensive as to be complicated, Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is still complete enough to be a useful guide for beginners.
The Black Baldy is not a true breed, but any combination of breeds that will produce the hallmark coloring.
Clearly the plains were ideal for livestock, and slowly George Grant’s plans for retirement were absorbed into a new vision.
The Belgian Blue is purely a beef breed, frequently promoted as the “Meat Machine.” However, in America it is generally used in crossbreeding programs.
Because of its efficiency in grass-based dairying, the Ayrshire is becoming increasingly popular with organic farmers.
The Cattle of Kings may be a novelty breed, but it offers valuable survival and reproductive traits to the beef world.
The Angus is now America’s top beef breed. A Certified Angus Beef program and a strong presence in the fast-food industry have made Angus the choice of many in the cattle business.
Both internal and external parasites can be the bane of a livestock owner’s existence. They make your animals’ lives miserable, increase the risk of disease, reduce performance, and just look nasty. Unfortunately, drugs are proving to be increasingly ineffective as parasites adapt to modern chemicals. Isn’t there some natural remedy out there that will consistentlyContinue reading “Diatomaceous Earth and Parasite Control”