Black Ink: Here in the real world
The real world ain’t what it used to be. Of course, it changes all the time. But the idea may have changed fastest of all.
Back in the 1950s, Einstein called reality “merely an illusion … a very persistent one.” That mathematical postulate has wormed its way into our culture, along with its inverse: illusion has become a persistent reality.
Know the Basics Before Putting Beef in the Freezer
University Of Missouri
Interest in putting large quantities of beef in the freezer seems to pick up this time of year. Additionally, as more home-raised beef appears along with all-natural, forage or grass-fed beef, questions arise about the yield of packaged beef you’ll take to the freezer out of a 1000 to 1200 pound animal.
Secretary, NCBA React to Food Safety Law
Hoosier AG Today
With the Food Safety bill becoming law, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said – the Food Safety bill will provide the Federal Government with improved tools to prevent foodborne illness and address challenges in the food safety system by promoting a prevention-oriented approach.
Marketing Cull Cows
Ron Lemenager, Extension Beef specialist, Purdue University, Department of Animal Sciences
Cull breeding animals represents an estimated 20 percent of the gross receipts in a typical cow-calf operation. Many factors influence cull values, but two that producers can use to their advantage are price seasonality and weight/condition.
Marketing and Management of Cull Cows
Terry J. Engelken, DVM, MS, Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary, Medicine, Iowa State University
Considering the amount of capital that cow/calf producers have invested in their operations, it is important that they be able to identify those females that excel in reproductive performance and longevity.
A glimpse at ag’s future
The Cattle Business Weekly
As today’s economy and consumers evolve, so too does the demand on food and agriculture.
Lowell Catlett, agricultural economist, futurist, and dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, says the future of food continues to evolve from the basic sustenance of nourishment for human life to the consumer’s desire for a personal involvement in the food supply.
David White: Ohio’s experience with activist groups, potential impact on U.S. agriculture
Tri State Livestock News
In 2009, Ohio livestock producers took a proactive approach to set the standards for animal welfare in their state; they did so with the passing of Issue 2, which established the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
Your Herd Might be Trich-Infected If …
If pregnancy testing results in an unusually high percentage of open cows — your herd might be trich-infected.
Or, if calving season went fine for the first 21 days, then the delivery rate slowed dramatically before speeding up again late in the season — your herd might be trich-infected.
NCBA Opposes Judge Appointment
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opposing the nomination of Judge Benita Pearson to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Rotation and Stockpiling Keep Feed Bills Low
"Our operation isn’t fancy," says Robert Shoemaker. "We let the cows do the work." And work they do. Using rotational grazing and stockpiled forages, the Delaplane, Va., cattleman runs 250 cows and 50 bred heifers year-round with little hay or supplement.