Counties of primary responsibility: Western 2/3 of the Upper Peninsula, including the counties of Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickenson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft.
Specific areas of interest: Frank offers a variety of educational programs across the Upper Peninsula. Special areas of interest include: Ruminant Nutrition and Management and Forage Production.
February 24, 2012 | High beef prices for cull cows can offset dairy cow replacement costs for farms. Producers have an opportunity to cull more stringently to reduce cost of production and improve herd health.
February 24, 2012 | Dairy steer calves can be an economically viable enterprise on dairy farms or as a stand-alone beef production operation. Current beef prices offer opportunities raise dairy steer calves up to various weights at economical cost of production levels.
November 8, 2011 | Calving cows in Michigan, during the months of September and October, frequently provides excellent environmental conditions for calf survival.
October 5, 2011 | Successful AI programs frequently depend on accurate heat detection. Determining the onset of estrus is often improved by the use of heat detection aids and time observing cattle.
July 5, 2011 | Unplanted corn acres due to cold wet planting conditions can be planted to brown midrib sorghum sudangrass to replace corn silage as a highly digestible fiber for dairy and beef producers.
June 6, 2011 | Feeding colostrum to dairy steer calves is extremely important in ensuring profitability.