Right time, place grazing key to sustainability

Cattle grazing. Photo by     PULLMAN – Having the right number of cattle on the right piece of land for the right amount of time for the right reasons might be a powerful farming tool for ensuring the long-term sustainability – both economic and environmental – of their operations, according to Donald D. Nelson, […]

Increased productivity shrinks carbon footprint of cattle

PULLMAN – Discussion of the environmental impact of animal agriculture is very different when discussed in terms of productivity instead of individual animals, according to one of the newest members of the WSU Department of Animal Sciences.   Capper “You can’t just talk about ‘the cow,’” said Jude Capper, assistant professor of animal science. “We […]

Extension seeking pasture, feed for displaced cattle

PULLMAN — Wildfire notwithstanding, livestock have to eat, and Dave Bragg, director of the Washington State University Extension office in Garfield County, is helping coordinate efforts to get hay for cattle displaced by the School Fire about 15 miles south of Pomeroy. (Photo of smoke billowing from School Fire, taken in Asotin, Wash., by Lagene Taylor, […]