Video Feature: Drovers TV
This Drovers TV webcast features:
-Colorado rancher and scientist George Seidel at Rabbit Creek Ranch
-Jim Buchs discusses harvest and storage issues affecting hay quality
-Adding value through age, source and process verification
-A new service intended to help producers protect against theft
Baxter Black, DVM: STRAWBERRY DETRACTORS
Back before the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic we had visitors from Romania tour our feedlot. We explained the program including cost of cattle, feed, maintenance, and cost of gain. “How much will they pay you for your cattle?” they asked.
Producers Must Reduce Stress to Maintain Performance and Profits
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
Over the last couple of issues we have been discussing different types of stress and the effects it has on the cow herd. In this final part of the series we’ll take a look at nutritional and health stress and how it can also affect the animal.
Beef Tour Explores Production at the Grass Roots Level
Beef producers, educators, dietitians, chefs and local consumers gathered recently at the home of Rich Brown —owner and operator of Equity Angus — for an educational pasture-to-plate tour sponsored by the New York beef industry council.
Cattle just numbers in today’s larger herds
Poor cattle prices and rising production costs are changing the way producers care for their animals, says a veterinary professor from the University of Calgary.
Not all of the changes are good.
Eugene Janzen, who has practiced veterinary medicine since the early 1970s, said Canadian beef producers are raising cattle more efficiently than ever.
Steve Cornett: Your Cows and Your Prostate
If we could watch ourselves working cattle through the eyes of a teenager from downtown Houston, what would we think?
We are, in these days of Facebook videos and spy phones, sitting ducks.
Southeast Kansas Research Center holds field day
High Plains Journal
It was the beef cattle and forage crops field day, but the underlying theme was ethanol production and how it relates to beef cattle and forage production.
As ethanol production grows, so does the supply of distillers dried grains, and beef producers continue to look for the most efficient ways to use and store this plentiful byproduct. One bushel of corn produces 2.7 gallons of ethanol, 18 pounds of CO2 and 18 pounds of DDG, which has three times the nutrient value of corn.
New Zealand bans Kosher slaughter
The Jerusalem Post
New Zealand’s new animal welfare code, which took effect Friday, mandates that all animals for commercial consumption be stunned prior to slaughter to ensure they are treated “humanely and in accordance with good practice and scientific knowledge.”
Under Armour co-founder launches cattle venture
Loveland native Ryan Wood said his tobacco habit and his cowboy boots got him a seat, years ago, at one of the roughest poker tables in the gritty, steel-corridor city of Youngstown, Ohio.
The Mafia members and inner-city toughs liked his Colorado charm, Wood said recently. So they let him play the guts poker game called 024.
‘Steak’: A whirlwind tour through the world of beef
Fosters Daily Democrat
You may think you don’t need to read a whole volume about one man’s quest for succulent pieces of a cow. Maybe you’re a vegetarian who objects to the very notion of steak. Maybe you think that yet another book about yet another guy’s deep obsession with yet another small corner of human existence is simply too much.
Composting option available for disposing of dead animals
Delta Farm Press
Disposing of dead cattle can be inconvenient. But Arkansas farmers now have an option that is simple and environmentally safe. The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission recently approved composting for disposing of large animals.
D.C. food fight: big producers vs. local farms
There’s a food fight under way between Congress and the Agriculture Department, and it’s about small potatoes.
Organic small potatoes.
Big ones, too — as well as peas, beans, beef, poultry and melons. Just about anything, in fact, that’s farm raised and edible.
Antibiotics concerns ooze into ethanol process
Des Moines Register
The worries about antibiotic resistance and the rise of superbugs have reached into the ethanol industry.
Ethanol producers have long used antibiotics to control bacteria that can contaminate the fermentation process.
Bull Leasing is Topic of Tennessee’s June 10 Beef and Forage Day
A national expert on bull leasing programs will be the keynote presenter at the 2010 University of Tennessee Beef and Forage Field Day. Cody Jorgensen of South Dakota’s Jorgensen Land and Cattle Partnership will explain details about bull leasing at the June 10 event.
Cattle producers best people on earth
Bruce Berven is retiring as executive vice president of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association at a time when things are looking up for the beef industry.
The deep recession of the past few years hurt beef demand ,which was reflected in cattle prices. This resulted in negative returns in the cattle feeding sector for a couple of years.