A Side by Side Profile of Visionary Partnerships
Will Feed Inc., owner Anne Burkholder – recognized for her industry vision and advocacy of Beef Quality Assurance – has turned ranch-to-rail collaboration into the linchpin of her successful feedyard enterprise.
Al Atkins is a 600-head commercial cow-calf producer in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Beeftalk: What You Want You Cannot See
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Two common thoughts persist within most beef operations as the new year unfolds. Producers become keenly aware that the cows are pregnant and bulls need to be bought for the next calving season.
Calving preparation commences. Bull sale dates fill the calendar. Interestingly, both events involve something we cannot see.
Will Your Moldy Corn Jeopardize Livestock Health And Performance?
2009 corn will carry a reputation for many years about the significant problems with molds, potential toxins, and the quandary that it put livestock producers in on whether to feed it. The ill-fated growing season resulted in a myriad of mold problems throughout the Cornbelt.
Don’t Take Your Ultrasound Technician Off Speed-Dial
DNA. DNA. DNA. Everywhere you turn these days talk in the beef industry is about DNA. The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) centered its annual convention this past summer on the role of genomics in improving selection tools. And even the lowliest cowpoke knows what a SNP, or “snip” is.
It’s enough to make one wonder if ultrasound technology is obsolete.
Managing genetic defects in beef cattle and crossbreeding and the power of heterosis
University of Nebraska
eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice will conduct 2 webinars. The dates for the webinars are February 11 and Feb 25. Noon, Central time, for 1 hour each.
Speakers will be Dr. Bob Weaber, University of Missouri and Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska.
2010 International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare
BCI at KSU
The Second Annual International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare, hosted by the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University on May 19-21, provides an opportunity for all stakeholders in the U.S. Beef supply chain to constructively engage in discussion, debate and dialogue with members of the North American Food Animal Well-being Commission – Beef on the critical welfare issues facing our industry. The depth, range and unique focus of the experts participating in this symposium will provide all attendees with networking and problem solving opportunities.
Beef Expo Set For Feb. 11-18 in Des Moines
Both buyers and consignors, young and old attending the 2007 Iowa Beef Expo, to be held February 11-18, will have the opportunity to take advantage of special "Cattlemen’s Offers" being provided at the country’s largest state beef Expo.