The matching game

The matching game

The matching gameTechnology, economics, consumers dictate cattle feeding  by Miranda Reiman Cattle have changed. If your management hasn’t, animal scientist Robbi Pritchard suggests you take a look to be sure it’s still relevant.The South Dakota State University...

That is adaptability

Adaptable (adjective): able to adjust oneself readily to various conditions On Monday evening a few weeks ago, I began my internship with the Black Ink team. I was nervous. While it’s exciting, the unknown terrifies me, and the possibility of making mistakes and the...

Following the Calves: The herd-changer

On a 10-degree morning in central Nebraska, Virginia Evert may ask herself why her fitness routine involves bucket feeding heifers rather than working out in a gym. Trading a career in personal training for ranching was not the original plan, but the stepping stone...

No bidders

A plan to increase preconditioning in cattle country Have you ever asked a cattle feeder if he had career aspirations of being a veterinarian? Mark Hilton, of Purdue University, says he has yet to meet one who dreams of spending his days treating cattle. “They hate...

From homestretch to home stretch

Hay, fellow seekers — We are starting to feed a little bit of that to give calves a taste, even though a few weeks ago their grass was so lush they would not have been interested.   As we get ready for preweaning shots and deworming, I think these calves...