When extension centers and other information sources discuss stocking rates, they usually make their recommendations in acres per animal (or animals per acre, depending on the climate and the type of animal). For instance, you might read a factsheet that advocates 5 cow-calf pairs to the acre. There’s one problem with this method of calculatingContinue reading “What are Animal Units?”
Tenderness is critical to the meat-eating experience. Nobody enjoys sinking their teeth into a tough steak.
From 3 in 1 to heterosis to yield grade, all those confusing cattle terms you have wondered about.
While no bull is entirely safe, dairy bulls are just downright dangerous. Here are some of the reasons why.
Plus tips for choosing a cattle identification system right for your herd.
These charts offer basic information on important factors to evaluate when choosing a breed.
Want to combine the best characteristics of several breeds? A composite may be the answer.
Is the thought of planning a rotational or management-intensive grazing system daunting to you? If you are new to the concept, you will probably appreciate this free guide from the University of Minnesota Extension Service—Grazing Systems Planning Guide. The Grazing Systems Planning Guide is directed at beginners. It walks graziers through the planning process sequentially.Continue reading “Grazing Systems Planning Guide”
So what are the components of milk? There are three main categories: fat, protein, and other solids.
British and Continental cattle breeds were developed under vastly different circumstances, giving each type unique characteristics suited to different applications.