LIVESTOCK NEWS
Bigger Pay Days
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:55 AM CDT

People often joke that Texas isn't a state, it's a country. Ranches have been here for generations and, along with the cowboy hats and work boots, there's a spirit of independence that can make change a tough sell. But Dr. Steven Wikse never let that stand in his way.

Wikse has an educator's heart and a passion for cattle. He knew there were more profits to be had for cattlemen in his state. So the Texas A&M large-animal veterinarian began to wonder how he and others in Extension and the cattle industry could bring profit levels up. Given that no ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Racing the Clock
DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Zilmax Effects Disputed
Comfort Food
Plan to Cull
DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
The Market's Fine Print
Alfalfa Insurance Program Now Permanent
Clearing the Air
No More Outlaw Veterinarians