• Even with huge strides in genomics, real-world performance still counts. (Progressive Farmer photo by Karl Wolfshohl)

    The Real World

    It may be tempting to select a bull based on how aspects look on paper but seeing those aspects in person is still important.

  • A healthy calf is mostly Mother Nature, but when things start to go wrong, early intervention can be crucial. (Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Ask the Vet

    Question: Do you have any guidelines for recognizing when a cow in labor needs help? I think sometimes we jump the gun and have gotten cows up when we did not need to. I know we have waited too long on a few occasions, too, and ended up with weak or dead...

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower at $132 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic dried distillers grains average price was lower at $132 per ton for the week ended Sept. 13.

  • Some states are passing labeling laws in hopes of creating an environment where manufacturers of fake meat products are less likely to try to mislead consumers. (Progressive Farmer photo by Sam Wirzba)

    Fake Meat Fight

    Fake meats are moving in on livestock producers' turf. Will they steal market share or fill a growing protein gap?

  • A change in on-farm deworming practices may not only prevent resistance, but reverse it.(Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Challenge The Norm

    Dewormer resistance came as no surprise to parasitologists, Ray Kaplan says, but it did shatter some long-held illusions in the beef industry. "This was a problem in sheep long before it became a problem in cattle," says the professor of parasitology in the...

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