An undergraduate student in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University is developing a prototype of a feed intake device for grazing cattle. Read more
By Samantha Kneeskern
Oct. 15, 2015 – Livestock producers often view laws and regulations that are brought about by consumer opinions as restrictions and impositions. But because the consumer drives the market, and the global demand for beef is increasing, cattle producers should face these challenges head-on and continue to improve the sustainability of their operations. Read more
By Jan Suszkiw, ARS Public Affairs Specialist
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops in the Southeastern United States—allow cattle to graze on them.
Cover crops reduce soil erosion, boost organic matter, keep more moisture in soil and sequester carbon in the soil so less of it is released as a greenhouse gas. Read more