Hawaii Paniolo: Aloha and Good Morning from KL Cross Ranch. Out to herd some cattle with the ohana
Creep-feeding should be evaluated on yearly basis to determine if it will provide production and economic benefits to the operation. Nutrients required for calf growth are met through its dam milk and forage.
With the expanding drought conditions across Western South Dakota, there are increased concerns about livestock water quality. One water quality concern stems from the algae blooms on stock dams. The predominant question is whether the algae presents health concerns for livestock. Depending on the type of algae, it can be a concern. With warmer temperatures, the conditions are right for blue-green algae blooms.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have devastating impacts on public health and the economies of the U.S. and many other countries. There is much uncertainty about the future impacts of COVID-19 but even in the best of circumstances, the economic impacts are enormous. Table 1 shows a range of estimates for changes in U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2020 and 2021. All of the estimates for 2020 are significantly worse than the 2.8 percent decrease in GDP in 2008, during the last recession.
U.S. cattle exports up 8.6% in 2020
The United States has exported 104K head of cattle so far in 2020, up 8.6% from 2019. The United States has exported the most cattle so far in 2020 to Canada followed by Mexico & Vietnam. The United States has exported cattle to 16 different countries so far in 2020.
Lance Schiele: Always a surprise to be leaving the gas station and your 13 year old pulls in