• Ted Lacey says small changes can be the key to improved profits for producers, Image by Greg Latza

    A Nose Ahead

    Over 45 years on the farm, Ted Lacey has learned small changes in his beef operation can significantly impact the bottom line. After learning how fenceline weaning reduces stress in a herd, the Trent, South Dakota, cattleman adopted the practice, using hotwire and...

  • Image by Jim Patrico

    Animal Identification

    In the wake of seven-day-long meetings across the country last year to assess and receive comments on its current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) regulation, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) received strong pushback over the veracity of its...