Live and learn

Live and learn

Live and learn by Miranda Reiman I see all kinds. In my travels across the country I visit many ranches that have been in the same family for a century or at least several decades. I always enjoy hearing what prior generations of cattlemen have passed on to the...
The cost of doing the right thing

The cost of doing the right thing

The cost of doing the right thing by Nicole Lane Erceg They reminded me of the ball pits I’d play in as a kid at McDonalds. Except these were black, and floating in a water trough. Designed to reduce water evaporation, the polyurethane spheres didn’t come cheap. These...
Fetus to feedyard

Fetus to feedyard

Fetus to feedyard Immunometabolism’s impact on animal health   by Kylee Kohls This isn’t a research topic you’d find at the middle-school science fair. It’s so new, research is just beginning to explore this 16-letter term for immune cells sharing nutrients with...
Plan, monitor and cool it

Plan, monitor and cool it

Plan, monitor and cool it   by Kylee Kohls It’s a hot topic every summer. “Heat stress is the largest impediment to efficient animal agriculture,” said Rob Rhoads, Virginia Tech. He presented with University of California-Davis colleague Frank Mitloehner for a...
Ranching from the history books

Ranching from the history books

Ranching From the History Books by Nicole Lane Erceg I’ve always been fascinated with history. From the Founding Fathers in grade school to the battles of World War II, the stories of those who came before us and the great feats they accomplished continue to intrigue...