The Lost Rivers Grazing Academy: Management of Irrigated Pastures will be offered June 11-14 and September 9-12 at the Eagle Valley Ranch in Salmon, Idaho. This is a boots-on-the-ground 4-day workshop for livestock operators who want to increase their forage production, stocking rates, animal performance, and net income by letting their livestock harvest the sun’s [...]
Wilson Gray, UI Extension Livestock Specialist, narrates a 45-minute video depicting the current cattle market situation and outlook.
Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist There is understandably a lot of concern in the beef industry about beef demand in the coming months. The expected decrease in beef production in 2013 will likely represent a 3.3 percent decrease in domestic per capita supplies. The decrease could be even sharper in [...]
Two years of drought have taken a huge toll on U.S. hay production. In the recently released USDA Annual Crop Production Summary, total U.S. hay production in 2012 was 120 million tons, down nearly 18 percent from the 2006-2010 average. This is the lowest U.S. hay production total in data going back to 1974. This [...]
From farm machinery accidents to encounters with livestock, danger lurks on the farm. Find detailed safety instructions and suggestions in this WikiHow article, including advice on dealing with chemical spills, electrical storms, and extreme weather events as well as operating farm machinery and ATVs, general safety practices, and special child safety precautions. This article would [...]
Despite favorable growing conditions and rising demand, oilseed production remains a relatively minor crop in Idaho. The Idaho Oilseed Commission funded a survey of Idaho oilseed producers for the purposes of examining the economic and rotational benefits of oilseeds. A phone survey of Idaho oilseed producers was conducted during 2012 by University of Idaho researchers [...]