Whether they’re yours or your neighbors, wild or domestic, you’ll need to get used to living with animals. Knowing standards of care will help.
Whether you’re a landowner, a tenant, an employee, or a visitor, one thing’s for certain – out here, you’ll be sharing your world with a lot of eight-legged, six-legged, four-legged, two-legged, and no-legged creatures.
Occasionally on the news, most likely during the stock market report, you'll hear a livestock market report. It might not be obvious how that commodity report ties in to the cattle you see as you drive down the road, and the steak on you're plate, but they are, in...
The Virginia beef industry is worth about $8 billion a year. If you own farmland in Virginia, chances are pretty good that some of those beef dollars are yours.
Virginia may not come to mind when you think of the cattle industry, but with about 675,000 head of beef animals, it’s worth about $8 billion a year.
The term “rotational grazing” is used a lot. But what exactly is it? This quick guide to grazing beef cattle explains a few concepts.
Knowing the difference between dairy cow and beef cow appearance and management can be important to you if you’re landowner leasing land to a livestock producer. Standard practices vary between the two!
Graze 300 is a concept, an ideal, and a goal that's gaining in popularity (and practicality) here in central Virginia. The objective is pretty straight-forward - ensure that cattle derive their nutrition solely from pastures for 300 days out of the year. The other 65...
Farming has its own language, and sometimes people outside of the farming community don't understand what we're saying, no matter how slowly or how loudly we talk. If you knew the difference between hay and straw is five dollars a bale, you at least sort of understand...
These growing Murray Grey and Red Angus beef calves are sort of the bovine equivalent of teenagers – charming and venturesome, with a dash of defiance.