Feedlot cattle today are far more efficient
Des Moines Register
Modern beef production is clearly improving. The total carbon footprint to produce one pound of beef was reduced by 14 percent since 1977, according to research by Washington State University. It takes 27 percent fewer animals to produce the same amount of beef now than it did 30 years ago.
TB Tests For Cattle Moving From Minnesota To Dakota
North Dakota is not changing its import testing requirements for cattle coming from Minnesota even if USDA-APHIS grants TB-free status to most of that state and an upgraded status to a section of northwestern Minnesota.
Cash Rents for Pasture Poised to Rise
Victoria G. Myers
In Texas there are a lot of good reasons for landowners to keep pasture rental rates steady. One of the biggest is called an agricultural use exemption and without it landowners can see property taxes go up about tenfold.
Good Habits Maximize Fertility
Mel DeJarnette, reproductive specialist, Select Sires
Have you ever stopped to notice in the morning which leg you put into your pants first, which arm goes into your shirt first or which shoe goes on first? Chances are you go through the exact same routine every morning without realizing it. I tried to break my routine the other morning by putting my right shoe on first instead of the left. I’ll tell you, it screwed up my whole day!
Wyoming considers revisions to its Veterinary Practice Act
Tri State Livestock News
Included in the language defining vet practices would be: artificial insemination; equine dentistry; embryo transplant; massage therapy; chiropractic therapy; acupuncture; and orthopedic malfunction.
Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium in Lincoln
The eighth annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, Nov. 20-22 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will introduce Nebraska high school students to beef industry careers, current issues and an opportunity to use their leadership skills in a product development activity.
Livestock groups laud Mandatory Price Reporting bill
Delta Farm Press
Mandatory Price Reporting Reauthorization legislation has been signed into law, extending reporting requirements of livestock daily markets for five years. The legislation will ensure that family farmers and ranchers will receive fair market value for their livestock.
Iowans Launch Forage-Testing Project
Hay and Forage Grower
A forage testing and feeding project, aimed at helping beef producers deal with this year’s poor-quality forages and prevent calving problems, has been developed by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension beef specialists.
Helping youth with scholarships is part of NILE’s annual goal
The Prairie Star
Each year the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) raises enough money and receives enough donations to assist 10 students with scholarships to further their education and another 25 students with registered heifers to start their own beef cattle herd.
Is grass-fed beef healthier than grain-fed beef?
Salt Lake City Weekly
Fans say grass-fed beef represents a trifecta of goodness: not just healthier, but tastier and better for the environment, too. Tempting as that conjugated linoleic acid sounds, you need to consider the implications for the planet, too.