Resources

  • Animal Heat Stress Management

    Published on July 5, 2012
    Livestock farmers should be prepared to respond to high heat conditions.

  • Weather - Drought

    Published on July 2, 2012
    The MSU Extension Weather – Drought resource page provides timely information to agricultural producers as weather conditions impact their operation.

  • Odor Management Plans

    Published on June 11, 2012
    Odor management plans (OMP) can help farmers determine the major farm odor sources.

  • Incorporating Distiller's Grain in Beef Cattle Diets (E3074)

    Published on April 2, 2012
    As grain prices fluctuate over time, beef cattle producers consider alternative sources of protein and energy. Atop the list of alternative feedstuffs is corn distiller’s grain (DG), a co-product of the ethanol industry.

  • Low-stress Cattle Handling: The Basics (E3100)

    Published on April 2, 2012
    The advantages of low-stress cattle handling include increased profit for dairy and beef producers. Low-stress cattle handling is easier and safer for people, induces less cattle stress and injury, and produces a better product with a better public image.

  • Watering Systems for Grazing (E3097)

    Published on March 26, 2012
    There are two basic approaches to watering systems on grazing land: either take the water to the animals, or provide limited access for the animals to go to the water.

  • MSU's Animal Welfare and Behavior Group

    Published on February 8, 2012
    MSU's Animal Welfare and Behavior Group focuses its research on identifying and developing management practices and standards for improving the quality of life for animals.