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Facilities & Equipment

Whether your operation is feeding, grazing, weaning or delivering cattle, find the best methods for selecting and maintaining facilities and equipment.

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Inverted tires can make great structures to hold cattle feed and water, but regular maintenance is required.

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Oftentimes the best medicine for a chilled human is something warm – a warm blanket or warm bath. The same is true for a wet or chilled newborn calf.

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Allowing cattle to become stressed can reduce weight gains, milk production, feed efficiency and disease immunity.

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Drought conditions in regions throughout North America have placed a great deal of pressure on cattle ranchers, particularly in regards to the cost and availability of hay this winter. In many areas they are faced with a pressing choice: either stretch existing supplies of hay or supplement with additional hay purchased on the open market at inflated prices due to the shortages.

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A half-day spent winterizing farm equipment can produce major savings, according to a sampling of equipment experts.

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As hot as 2011 was for much of the cattle industry, the harsh conditions of winter can be yet another threat to the bottom line.

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