Jim Humphrey’s favorite part of being a livestock specialist is working with producers and helping them be successful.
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Laura Loschke works as records supervisor and education and information services coordinator for the American Hereford Association. The association is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and is the second-largest U.S. beef breed association with more than 7,500 active adult and junior members.
The choices livestock producers make in their day-to-day practices impact all corners of their operations, including herd health. Factors such as herd genetics and quality of feed have an effect on end results for both the individual animal and the producer; they can work together to provide positive outcomes for both.
A new study could soon help livestock producers monitor and control building emissions and odor.
At first, Deb and John Wood thought somebody shot four of their goats Wednesday evening.
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Rocky Matthews has been waiting almost four months to receive compensation from the USDA Farm Service Agency. An investigation confirmed that at least 50 sheep died from eagles on his property, although that number has since risen.
Working with livestock represents a daily routine for producers, but it’s important to stay aware of potential dangers when it comes to working with animals.
Ben Eggers keeps notes in his desk to help with an important task at his seedstock cattle operation — naming the livestock. He’s always thinking of names that are fitting and will help market the animals.
The Wisconsin State Fair officials recently released statistics about the 2021 fair. The fair was canceled in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the 2021 fair, which was held Aug. 5-15, attracted 841,074 fairgoers. That compares to more than 1.1 million attendees in 2019.