Beef quality expert recommends 7-point cull check
CAROL RYAN DUMAS
Examinations can increase returns over long term
Fall pregnancy checks after calves are weaned offer cow-calf operators an opportunity to examine their beef cows and evaluate if culling is the best option.
Animal handling expert Temple Grandin urges livestock producers to reach out to the public.
For the past three decades, animal handling expert Temple Grandin has devoted her career to telling livestock producers, feedlots and packing plants how to design animal handling facilities and manage livestock in a low-stress manner.
Industry Comments On Mid Term Election Results
With the mid-term election results through, industry leaders comment on the changes to Congress. Whilst democrats managed to keep control of the Senate, the republicans seized control of the House of Representatives.
Plan replacement heifer growth rates to increase values as cows
Tri State Livestock News
It is important to not under- or over-feed heifer calves from weaning until breeding as yearlings. Not only should they have reached puberty and be fertile before their first breeding starts, but they should not be overly fat because this can negatively influence fertility; calving ease (if they remain fat all the way through pregnancy); and a variety of other important production traits.
The World Series of Sushi vs. Brisket
In many ways, I don’t have a dog in this fight. Whether the San Francisco Giants are ultimately sized for World Series rings or the Texas Rangers somehow manage to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, I’m not likely to lose much sleep one way or the other.
Schulers honored as 2010 Red Angus Pioneer Breeder of the Year
The Fence Post
Schuler-Olsen Ranch of Bridgeport, Neb., received the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Pioneer Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, Mo., Sept. 16-17. Melvin Leland of Sidney, Mont., and Kenda Ponder of Denton, Texas, presented the award to Darrell and the late Mary Lou Schuler, their son Butch and his wife Susan.
AMI, PMMI start meat packaging survey
PMMI, the producer and owner of PACK EXPO, and the American Meat Institute (AMI), sponsor and producer of the AMI International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, announce that they have launched a survey about packaging in the meat industry in an effort to identify ways to increase the packaging recovery rate.
Veneman Talks Sustainability
During the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, held in Denver, Colorado, former Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman said – the issues facing agricultural production across the planet are ever more complex, and finding solutions will require cooperation among multiple stakeholders.
Wheat Regrowth Offers Grazing Opportunity
Hay and Forage Grower
Fall regrowth in wheat fields can provide excellent late-season grazing for beef cows and weaned calves, but it should be tested to avoid potential problems, says Eric Mousel, South Dakota Cooperative Extension range livestock production specialist.
NCBA Says Fixing Death Tax Should be Congress Priority
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association wants current members of the U.S. House and Senate to remember there is still work to be done in the 111th Congress – including work on the estate tax.