Economic Analysis Of Proposed GIPSA Rule
In a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) called for a sound economic analysis to judge both the need and the utility of a proposed Grain Inspection, Packer and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule that deals with the procurement of livestock.
Maximizing gain in your stocker program
By Lura Roti
The Cattle Business Weekly
Stocker operators are beginning to pull their summer herds from pasture in preparation of fall selling. Soon, management efforts will be realized in the form of a paycheck.
Effects Of High Beef Demand With Short Supply – From The Ground Up
While a short supply of beef when there is a good demand results in favorable prices for beef producers, it may also negatively impact some different sectors of the beef industry overall. Bob French has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.
Going against the grain: Grass-fed beef a niche for Utah farmers
Nick Larson stands in the Star G Bar booth in the heart of the Downtown Farmers Market, surrounded by coolers of prepackaged meat, pictures of cattle grazing in Chaco Canyon and a steady stream of customers.
"It’s 100 percent grass-fed," Larson tells a woman, "from start to finish."
Beef Bash field day planned for Research Center
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will host Beef Bash 2010, a unique field day for Kentucky beef cattle producers, Sept. 23, at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.
Divided beef industry to meet with feds in Fort Collins
By Jason Blevins
The Denver Post
Farmers and ranchers from across the country converge on Fort Collins today for a rare opportunity to meet with top federal officials and air long-standing concerns over the state of the country’s beef business.
BVD surveillance of purchased commercial heifers
Purchasing commercial heifers to use as embryo transfer (ET) recipients is a fairly common practice. Purchased heifers introduced to a herd should have received recommended preweaning vaccinations and be tested for persistent infection (PI) with BVD (bovine viral diarrhea).