Editor''s Notebook

May 15, 2009 07:00 PM

Kim Watson
Late spring and summer are busy times for farmers. It means breeding season for some cattle producers, while others are calving. It's also the time for putting up hay and harvesting feed.

With that busy season in mind, Beef Today will go on hiatus during the summer months, but will return in the pages of Farm Journal with the September issue. Our Web site, www.beeftoday.com, will continue to provide you the tools and resources to help you manage your business. During the summer, the staff will be traveling around to farms and ranches, looking for useful information that would interest you, our readers. If you have story ideas or new innovations that we should investigate, please drop us an e-mail to let us know.

At www.beeftoday.com, you will find that the site is divided into sections to help you navigate quickly. The top section contains news impacting the beef industry. Just below that, you will find the Cattlemen's Notebook section, subdivided into production topics and filled with cost-saving tips, research updates and management information. Scroll down a bit and you will find the Beef Today blog section.

Click on the links below to read our staff and industry blogs:
  • Out to Pasture, by Steve Cornett, provides unique insight into industry issues that impact cattle producers.
  • Cattle Healthline, by veterinarian Dan Goehl, explains the animal health topics that impact your bottom line.
  • Pasture Comments are submitted by readers to provide updates and photos of pasture conditions in their area.
  • eHedger Livestock Outlook provides a snapshot of what's happening with livestock futures prices.
  • Livestock Today, by Sara Brown, provides a place to learn the latest production news for the livestock industry.
  • Leave a Legacy, by Kevin Spafford, guides farmers and ranchers through the implementation of succession plans.
Stay connected.
The blog area provides a way for you to not only read postings by the bloggers, but also to respond to the message. At the end of each blog, you will see an area to "Add a Comment” where you can post a response for others to read. You can log in to post a comment under your username, or you can post anonymously.

Beyond the blogs, you will also find a place to check out the current weather for your area as well as the latest market prices.

Another way to stay connected is through our biweekly electronic newsletter "Cattle Drive.” Sign-up is free and easy—just click on the "Cattle Drive” logo on the Beef Today home page. This eNewsletter delivers online news, the latest blogs, perspective columns and beef-related production information straight to your inbox.

Visit us at www.beeftoday.com and then drop me an e-mail at kwatson@farmjournal.com to let me know what information you would like to see online and in the magazine.

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