Wireless cameras in the calving barn mean producers can monitor cows and heifers without leaving the warmth of the house.
Devices strapped to the back end of cows can send an alert to a smartphone when the calving process commences,… Continue reading
By: Terri Queck-Matzie
A U.S. Department of Labor rule expanding mandatory overtime pay for salaried employees has been put on ice.
Scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016, the Fair Labor Standard’s Act rule change would have extended overtime protections… Continue reading
By Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator –
Benchmarking your herd can be an important tool to look at your cost and revenues compared to other beef producers. Producers can look at where their expenses are high compared to other similar… Continue reading
By: Don Tyler, Tyler & Associates
Even though most people are reluctant to change, it seems that the New Year is the best time to introduce new policies and procedures, new strategies for improvement and to implement opportunities for personal… Continue reading
By: Don Tyler
As government regulations, benefit costs and local competition push up labor costs, many producers are sharpening their pencils and trying to find some areas to trim these costs without discouraging their employees.
The number of employees needed… Continue reading
Whether farmers and ranchers are hauling hay bales to storage or moving them to pasture to feed cattle in winter, how efficiently they do so has a big impact on productivity and profits.
While conventional hay trailers have been around… Continue reading