Victoria Myers

Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Victoria G Myers

Victoria Myers is an award-winning agricultural journalist, on The Progressive Farmer Magazine's editorial staff since 1989, when she was hired as the cotton editor. Since that time she has diversified into several coverage areas, including: conservation, extra income, farmland values and cattle. She coordinates and writes for the magazine's Cattlelink section, is responsible for content in the weekly Cattlelink e-newsletter and helps supply DTN with some of its livestock articles. Myers is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • Choose the right bull, and he will more than pay for himself. The key is good genetics that complement your herd.(Progressive Farmer photo by Sam Wirzba)

    The Bull Pen

    Any one bull can spread his genes to more offspring than any one cow, so it's worthwhile to pick bulls well.

  • Calves in the Integrity Beef Alliance average 775 pounds at 10-months-of-age, giving cow-calf producers additional pounds to sell and feedlots an edge in conversion, health and overall profitability.(Photo courtesy Noble Foundation)

    Alliance Cattle

    As calf prices tighten, value-added programs continue to gain in popularity. Now in its 16th year, the Integrity Beef Alliance is proving that meeting a series of best management practice protocols can yield significant increases in...

  • Bill Pinchak said researchers at Texas A&M are fine-tuning an early warning system that spots cases of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) and other illnesses in groups of cattle. The system can identify a sick animal 2 to 4 days ahead of traditional visual appraisal methods.

    High Tech Predictors

    With more than six years of research and collaboration behind them, Bill Pinchak and Gordon Carstens, have defined a system that relies on cattle behavior to spot cases of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) before pen riders or...

  • Beef retail prices levels hit a record in 2015; declines that began in 2016 are expected to continue through the first half of 2017.(Photo from Getty Images)

    Beef Consumption Climbs

    USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration announced the delay of the controversial livestock marketing rule on Tuesday. USDA also announced the department would look at other actions the department should...

  • Dick and Betty Bryan ranch in Oklahoma, where an evolving landscape has resulted in more tall fescue, creating production challenges with the cow herd.

    Chemical Management

    Chaparral may be the best herbicide to control tall fescue.

  • The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, the largest independent agricultural research organization in the U.S., is coordinating and providing project management for the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s new pilot program. (Photo courtesy The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)

    Defining Sustainability

    The Noble Foundation's Center for Land Stewardship is following six indicators to monitor sustainibility

  • A new rule being considered by USDA would negatively affect market opportunities for cattle producers if it's allowed to move forward in its current form. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Market Crisis

    Fair practices may sound like a good rule, but the proposed GIPSA rule would actually remove incentives to compete.

  • One ill-timed nitrogen application can increase toxins in tall fescue, setting back herd health and reproduction. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Mark Parker)

    Forage Management

    Toxins in the plants that cattle feed on can come back and bite, even if an effort has been made to acclimate the herd to such toxins.

  • Allen Williams says there is no strict formula for an adaptive grazing program, but the outcome will be better soils and significant improvements in forage production. (Photo courtesy Allen Williams)

    Adaptive Grazing

    Allen Williams has taken his program for adaptive grazing and soil regeneration across 48 states and into Canada, Mexico and South America.

  • Dewormer resistance came as no surprise to parasitologists, Ray Kaplan says, but it did shatter some long-held illusions in the beef industry. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Challenge the Norm

    A change in on-farm deworming practices may not only prevent resistance but reverse it.

  • Insurance should be a good fit for livestock operations looking for risk management tools.(Progressive Farmer/DTN image by Joe Link)

    Safety Net

    The WFP allows producers to insure up to $1 million in revenue from animals and animal products. In addition, a provision that maintained an operation had to receive at least 35% of its income from livestock production to qualify no...

  • Building bulls that thrive in the environment is Priority 1 at Town Creek Farm.(Image courtesy Town Creek Farm)

    Slow Growth

    Longevity in bulls comes down to four things: avoiding overfeeding, forages, exercise and genetics.