By now, you’ve probably seen videos cycling the internet about the “mysterious” and “suspicious” deaths of feedlot cattle in Kansas. These cattle losses have faced speculation and conspiracy over the past week as rumors flooded social media. However, the reason for these losses is likely simple — a heat index crisis. Consumers and producers have […]
Soaring heat and humidity hit northwest Kansas this week, killing thousands of cattle across the state. Final death numbers are still being reported, but some news sources put it at around 10,000 animals — and these deaths come as a particular hit to the industry after producers already reduced herds due to drought and […]
While genetic and nutritional improvements can be thanked for improving dairy farming, advancements in technology have also played a huge part.
Technology continues to close in on inefficiencies in the beef industry, and while buying and selling cattle has held onto many traditional methods, change is coming. Many of the criticisms of the beef industry, like emissions and the miles of traveling required to get a pound of beef to its final destination, can be greatly […]
Companies such as Brightmark, large dairy and pig farms are able to trap methane and have it recycled into renewable natural gas and energy to power homes.
With all of the opportunities it can provide, cattle manure should not be considered a ‘waste’ product in agriculture.
Cattle can make the funniest facial expressions — the classic ‘derp faces– and it’s easy to wonder: What are they doing and why are they doing that?
The U.S. is one of the only major beef-producing countries to not have a nationwide traceability program, and U.S. CattleTrace Inc. is addressing that.
Creating a cattle handling system can be stressful. From panels and gates to cattle tubs, adjustable alleys, and squeeze chutes, the options are endless.