Temple Grandin, WSU experts to share knowledge at Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

Internationally famed animal scientist Temple Grandin will join Washington State University researchers and Pacific Northwest farmers and artisans at the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, co-hosted by WSU Extension, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Stanwood, Wash. Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, livestock industry consultant and autism spokesperson, will give […]

Temple Grandin, in red western shirt, by the side of a cow.

DNA could solve puzzling cattle fertility decline

In cattle production, nothing is more important than fertility. Without it, herds can’t grow and milk doesn’t flow. For decades, fertility in U.S. dairy cattle has been on a drastic decline. Every failure to conceive throws off the herd’s delicate rhythm of production, making it harder for farmers to deliver milk and other foods we […]

Neibergs with her cattle on her Palouse farm, with view of clouds, rolling hills.

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Struvite, Cattle Fertility, New Apple – March 13, 2013

Comprehensive Effort to Create Sustainable Fertilizers Phosphorus recycled from human and animal waste for plant fertilizer could ease demand for the dwindling, increasingly expensive rock-mined element. Scientists at WSU have found plants flourish with struvite, a waste ingredient composed of magnesium, nitrogen, and phosphorous. Teamed with Multiform Harvest, a Seattle phosphorous recovery company, the researchers […]

Artificial Insemination School at WSU Pullman Aug. 9 – 11

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Department of Animal Science is offering a cattle artificial insemination short course in Pullman, Aug. 9 – 11. The course will be taught by David DeAvila, a WSU instructor who has extensive experience in AI and in teaching AI to WSU undergraduates. The course will be limited to 12 […]

Keeping the Family Ranch in the Family will Keynote Ranchers’ Forum

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Society for Range Management has made special provisions this year to offer its annual Ranchers’ Forum nationally by webinar, announced Forum coordinator Tom Platt of Washington State University Extension in Davenport, Wash. The Ranchers’ Forum is scheduled for January 31 as part of SRM’s annual meeting in Spokane. The Forum will […]