Times have changed, not long ago it was common to read about the uncertainty of weaning and pre-conditioning practices on the ranch. Back then the cost of gain for that process was pretty close to the value of the added weight. Man, have times changed!
As tempting as it might be to contemplate the wonderfulness of turning horses out on grass- a bit of caution and restraint is warranted. Spring grazing should be introduced slowly. If the grazing is deferred until the pasture is 6-8 inches in height- the outcomes for both the horse and pasture are improved.
The MFA PowerCalf program is a whole herd approach to raising healthy, high-quality calves that perform well in the feedyard and are profitable on the rail.
Almost 800 retailers and representatives of the agriculture industry gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana this past December for a conference about the hot topics in Agriculture today. The Agriculture Retailers Association (ARA) is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of agricultural retailers and distributors across the United States on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry.
A few conversations over the last couple of weeks have lead me to discover that there is some confusion about colostrum supplements and replacers. One particular conversation that spurred this brief update asked "What's the difference?"
MFA Incorporated today announced the appointment of Ernie Verslues to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the cooperative, effective March 1, 2015. Verslues has 27 years of cooperative business experience at MFA, from Corporate Tax Manager, to Regional Manager, to Senior Vice President of Finance, and Chief Financial Officer.
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