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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  • Instructors explain the anatomy of a brisket to camp participants.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo courtesy of Jeff Savell, Texas A&M)

    Camp Brisket

    Barbecue is serious business in the Lone Star State. This camp proves nothing's more serious than beef brisket.

  • Ear tags that flag sick cattle are on the verge of revolutionizing livestock care. (Image: UNL Communications)

    LED Ear tags

    Livestock care may soon get a little easier and a little faster with ear tags that light up when animals are feeling less than their best.

  • 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...