Normal Is Being Redefined
The Relationship Economy
Editor’s Note: While not necessarily a beef topic, we can learn much by applying this very short missive about economics. One of the best editorials I’ve read in a long time.
Normal is no longer what it used to be. Things are changing at the speed of “click”. More people are connected globally than ever before in history, not normal. The global conversations are accelerating and the subsequent influence is changing market dynamics, not normal.
A Guide to Udder and Teat Scoring Beef Cows
The conformation of a beef cow’s teats and udder are important in a profitable cow-calf enterprise. Females with poor udder and teat conformation are a management challenge for cow-calf producers.
National Forum to Focus on Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production
Kentucky AG News
The use of antibiotics in the production of food animals elicits polarizing opinions across the media today as consumers become more aware and interested in the way their food is produced.
Culling nonpregnant cows before winter feeding can result in significant savings.
North Dakota State University
Although winter feed costs represent 60 to 70 percent of the expense of maintaining a beef cow, less than 20 percent of U.S. beef producers perform a pregnancy check in their herds.
JBS falls into red, after wrong bet on US cattle
JBS’s expansion into the US turned sour when a wrong bet on cattle prices in America, and losses in chicken operations, overpowered a firm performance in South America to drag the group into a surprise loss.
Southern Drought Could Destroy Domestic Production Capacity:
In a letter sent Friday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, R-CALF USA President George Chambers wrote that the drought that encompasses most of the south and much of the southwest and southeast likely will culminate into the perfect storm.
Grant allows UNL to study climate, livestock
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension received a $4.1 million from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study these effects. The five-year grant will allow the university to work with producers in agriculture to start an ongoing effort and deliver information to farmers about how agriculture affects their animals and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Alison Martin of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
Mother Earth News
My presentation is Introduction to Heritage Breed Cattle. The approach is for those who have never raised cattle, or who have a background in cattle and are now thinking about trying rare breeds. I’ll present an overview of the characteristics of several breeds on our Conservation Priority List and their suitability to different farm systems and different parts of the country.
Nitrates and Prussic Acid in Forages
T.L. Provin and J.L. Pitt
Texas Cooperative Extension Service
Nitrates are extremely soluble in water and are easily absorbed by plant roots along with soil moisture.
Rethinking Nitrate and Prussic Acid "Quick" Tests
One of the articles archived on the Agricultural Division’s Web site addresses nitrate and prussic acid poisoning. It was written during the dry years in the late 1990s.