Cattle Chat: How viruses move across species

Cattle Chat: How viruses move across species

Anyone who remembers the COVID-19 pandemic may have a heightened sense of concern with news stories announcing that traces of the influenza virus have been appearing in unexpected places. On a recent Cattle Chat podcast, Kansas State University veterinarians shared their educational insight to help beef producers get an understanding…
Accessibility in Agriculture: AgrAbility provides hope

Accessibility in Agriculture: AgrAbility provides hope

Most people can’t imagine not being able to do the things they love, and many never have to experience that.  This was a reality for 61-year-old Kevin Daniels, a rancher from Norfolk, when he became paralyzed last April.  Kevin grew up near Norfolk. He remembers warm summer days spent riding…
Considerations before turning cattle out to pasture

Considerations before turning cattle out to pasture

The time for turn out to our primary summer pastures is very near. A couple of important questions are what date to turn out, and which pastures should be first? The driving factors on the amount of grass growth at a specific date varies each year depending on spring temperatures…
FMMO Formulas Need to Reflect Today’s Realties

FMMO Formulas Need to Reflect Today’s Realties

ARLINGTON, VA – Way back in the 1930s, one of the original motivations behind creating the Federal Milk Marketing Order system was to provide incentives for farmers to produce better milk. Much of the milk at the time was Grade B, which was lower quality than the Grade A milk earmarked for…
NMPF Statement on H5N1 Federal Aid to Assist Dairy Farmers 

NMPF Statement on H5N1 Federal Aid to Assist Dairy Farmers 

ARLINGTON, VA – From NMPF President & CEO Gregg Doud:“NMPF thanks Secretary Vilsack and federal leadership for effectively using their existing authorities to offer necessary assistance for dairy farmers as they meet the challenges of H5N1 in dairy cattle. Care for farm workers and animals is critical for milk producers, as is protecting against…
U.S. and Mexico Dairy Industries Renew Commitment to Cross-Border Cooperation

U.S. and Mexico Dairy Industries Renew Commitment to Cross-Border Cooperation

CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Leading dairy representatives from the United States and Mexico met this week in Chihuahua, Mexico to renew their commitment to collaborate and advocate on mutually beneficial dairy policies. This was the sixth meeting between leading U.S. and Mexico dairy organizations since 2016. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and…
K-State beef cattle experts share tips for raising twin calves

K-State beef cattle experts share tips for raising twin calves

Anyone who’s ever lived in a house with newborn twins knows they can be a lot of work to take care of. When twin births happen in the beef herd, it often brings about special management considerations, say the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute. Speaking on a…