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#IPTVMarket VoW: Mike Pearson

posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:59 PM

#IPTVMarket VoW: Mike Pearson
How well do you know the host of Market to Market? This week’s Market to Market Video of the Week goes beyond the set and into the fields with Mike and how he ended up as host of the weekly journal of rural America. Full Story

#IPTVMarket VoW: Unloading Cattle

posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM

#IPTVMarket VoW: Unloading Cattle
This week’s Market to Market Video of the Week looks at the unloading of a livestock trailer. Here cattle are taken off a truck and head into the barn. Producer John was able to get inside the truck and then under the fence as the animals ran by him. Full Story

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory
California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound mark. Full Story

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought

posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought
Recent rains in Texas have helped replenish soil moisture in parts of the nation’s top cattle-producing state. But most of north Texas remains locked in persistent drought that began nearly four years ago. And ranchers in the arid region know... Full Story

Natural foods retailer to farmers: Let cows graze

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Cows should be outside. That's the position of a Colorado-based grocery store chain that recently announced it will carry only dairy products from farms where cows graze in pastures. Full Story

College has system to extract water from manure

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM

A technology for extracting drinkable water from manure is on its way to commercial application this year, Michigan State University said Thursday. The technology is particularly useful for animal operations in dry regions where water is at a... Full Story

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency
Autumn in the Midwest offers a colorful backdrop for farmers taking to the field to reap what they’ve sown. And while fall harvest is a common sight across the land, what one group outside the town of Antigo is pulling out of the ground is... Full Story

Holy cow! Bovine quadruplets born on Cuba farm

posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Holy Cow! A Cuban dairy farmer says one of his cows has given birth to four healthy calves, a highly rare occurrence. Full Story

Dairies Pamper Cows With Massages, Waterbeds

posted on October 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

There's no sound scientific data to back up the claims, but dairy farmers say they believe they're seeing improved productivity. Full Story

Smallest U.S. Cattle Herd Since 1952

posted on February 3, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Smallest U.S. Cattle Herd Since 1952
USDA’s recent report unveiled culling by cattle producers over the past year has shrunk the herd to nearly 91 million head -- the lowest inventory since 1952. This marks the fifth straight year of declining cattle numbers putting the “bottom in”... Full Story

USDA to pay more money for disaster recovery

posted on January 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM

USDA to pay more money for disaster recovery
The Agriculture Department announced this week $300 million in disaster relief funds will be spread across 33 states impacted by tornadoes, floods and tropical storms. USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency will... Full Story

Largest single-year decline in Texas cow heard recorded

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Largest single-year decline in Texas cow heard recorded
The worst drought ever recorded in Texas has resulted in the largest single-year decline ever recorded in the Lone Star State cow herd. Full Story

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