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 […]
Michelle Miller was excited to tour a massive cattle feedlot where they have more than 150,000 head of beef cattle and over a hundred employees.
Thanks to some recent donations, students at a Sioux County, Iowa high school now have the opportunity to learn how to use feedlot management tools. The Rock Valley High School agricultural education program recently partnered with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation, the Sioux County Cattlemen, the Iowa State Beef Checkoff, and Turnkey Computer Systems to supply […]
For the young producer starting out, one area that often gets overlooked, but can be very profitable, is raising dairy beef from calf to finish. It’s an area of production that James Grothe, Kent Feeds has perfected over the last 25 years. Grothe shared his experience during the breakout session, “Calf and Dairy Beef Key […]