Video Feature: Research shows breed link to quality
As Angus influence increases, so does the percent grading Choice and Prime. This report from Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association discusses talks about recent breeding and grading trends. Visit http://www.CABpartners.com or http://www.angus.org for more information.
Effects of Summer Heat on Cattle
With summertime officially here, so is the heat. While we are try to cope with the summer heat, it’s a tough time on our cattle. Here several articles that talk more about the effect of heat on cattle and how you can help.
ADM Alliance Nutrition acquires Cattleman’s Choice Loomix
ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Co., today announced the acquisition of Cattleman’s Choice Loomix, a leading producer of liquid animal feed supplements.
Bill Would Block Rule on Meatpackers’ Deals With Livestock Producers
Ellyn Ferguson and Emma Dumain
The Agriculture Department would be barred, under language in a House appropriations bill, from proceeding with proposed marketing regulations opposed by major meatpackers and livestock trade groups.
Look for Alternatives During “Forage Crunch”
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
Each year brings its own set of challenges. Challenges that the cattleman/cattlewoman must overcome in an effort to remain profitable or at the very least to simply hold his/her own.
Understanding, avoiding heat stress in cattle
High Palins Journal
Understanding and avoiding heat stress in cattle can be a valuable management tool for summertime in Oklahoma. According to the 1997 Oklahoma Climatological Survey, most areas of Oklahoma have 10 or more days each year above 100 degrees and 70 or more days with high temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ordering bulls and baler parts from a cell phone?
Record-high prices for cattle this spring helps make nearly every ranch look like a fine-tuned operation. And your’s may be just that.
Dogs Can’t Read, Owners Don’t Care
Dr. Ken McMillan
I have "No Trespassing" signs posted, but the dogs can’t read, and the owners don’t care. Any thoughts on this growing problem?
Temple Grandin to speak at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course
Southwest Farm Press
Dr. Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Aug. 1-3 in College Station.
Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University and specializes in cattle behavior and handling facilities.
2011 Drought Worries Farmers and Ranchers
American Farm Bureau Federation
Floods, with dramatic images of rising water and submerged property, make for better television than cracked, bone-dry soil that is the result of devastating drought. But for farmers and ranchers, both are equally calamitous.