Archive for Category: Raising Cattle

Wolf Attacks and Cattle Chutes… How are they the same? | Research Finds PTSD in Cattle

Cattle are extremely susceptible to bad memories, and the proof can be seen in emerging research from Oregon State University. The findings of this new study indicate signs of post-traumatic stress disorder in cattle who have witnessed wolf attacks. “PTSD is a psychological disorder that develops in some people who have experience a shocking, frightening […]


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Cattle Tub Comparison | Bud Box vs. BudFlow

Understanding the science behind the cattle tub you are using is an important element of making your operation a success. Low-stress cattle handling principles make for increased profit and safety within your operation. Keeping your animals at a low stress level leads to animals with improved weight gain and increased ability to fight diseases. Most […]


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Keeping Cattle Safe During Thunder Storms

Cattle in a thunder storm are in a very vulnerable position. In many cases, they may be the tallest point in a field, which puts them at risk of lightning strikes. In addition, thunder can scare cattle, causing panic and, potentially, even injuries. While many smaller animals will seek shelter in a storm, cattle might […]


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Top Pro Tips for Raising Cattle for Profit

Raising cattle for profit is no easy feat. It requires a massive investment in time and money as well as education and expert knowledge of the market. A cattle farmer has to always be prepared for the inevitable challenges faced by the industry today. Devotion and dedication to livestock health and farm maintenance as well […]


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Field To Fork: The Lifecycle Of Beef

Everybody loves beef. Whether it’s a juicy sirloin, beef chuck in a spicy stew, or tangy Maui ribs, beef takes many appealing forms. When ordering an all-beef hot dog, it’s easy to forget the journey that beef took to get to your mouth. Most people don’t even consider how beef arrives on their plate. If […]


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Selecting the Right Cattle Feed Plans

Different cattle feed plans are used at the more than 619,000 farms, ranches and homesteads that raise cattle. With 92 million head of cattle nationwide, there’s a lot of hungry mouths to feed. What you feed your beef cattle directly affects the quality of the meat, the marbling of the fat and the overall price […]


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How Cattle Farmers Can Help the Environment

Next to burning fossil fuels, industrial cattle farming is often cited as one of the biggest contributors to rising greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. As a result, ranching and beef production have been unfairly singled out as unsustainable practices. The fact is, however, that humans have been breeding and raising cattle for thousands of […]


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Cattle and Humans: More Similar Than You Think

Those of us in the ranching profession clearly spend a lot of time around cows, but how much do we really know about them? You may be surprised to learn that cows are complex, intelligent creatures with more in common with us than we realize. Here are just a few of the ways cattle are […]


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Buying Cattle at Auction: What You Need to Know

The pungent scent of hay and manure mingles in the air. You’ve entered the auction barn, and it’s your first time buying cattle at auction. There’s a lot to learn when it comes to purchasing cattle at auction and beef cattle are popular livestock to raise. With the average price per pound of choice beef […]


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Cattle Diseases: Signs and Prevention

Healthy beef cattle are a joy to see. Their coats are shiny, their eyes bright. They move freely through the pasture on solid, well-shaped hooves, muscles rippling under their glossy black, brown or cream-colored hides.  Whether you raise Angus, Charolais, Hereford or any other breed of beef cattle commonly found throughout the United States, you […]


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