Understanding Stocking Rate vs. Stocking Density

Understanding Stocking Rate vs. Stocking Density

We have reached the time of year when most our pastures have settled into adequate production enabling us to graze cattle on a more frequent basis. Recently, while discussing pasture/grazing conditions with producers, I’ve noticed three terms being used...
What Influences Profit for the Beef Cattle Enterprise?

What Influences Profit for the Beef Cattle Enterprise?

As cattle ranchers look for ways to create profitability in stagnant or down markets, operational expense and profit centers need to be examined. Many factors contribute to the overall profitability of the beef cattle operation on an annual basis. However, there are...
Friday Feature: Floating Dairy in Rotterdam

Friday Feature: Floating Dairy in Rotterdam

This week’s featured video was published by the Your Morning Show out of Canada back in September to share the concept of a Floating Dairy in the Netherlands.  This month, according to Diary Herd Management, the first 32 cows are floating on the New Meuse River,...
Preventing and Removing Honeybee Swarms

Preventing and Removing Honeybee Swarms

The European Honeybee, Apis mellifera, is not native to North America but it is a very common sight here. Awareness of the importance of this species has risen in recent years as new threats to the well being of our honeybee population arise. Important as bees are,...