NAIS Is Dead But the Problem Lives
Urban C. Lehner
Excuse me, please, while I rush in where angels fear to tread. Fools do that, the English poet Alexander Pope said, and I risk being counted a fool for voicing what I think about the now-defunct National Animal Identification System, which is that whatever replaces it will sooner or later end up looking a lot like it.
Knock out respiratory disease in beef calves
But after 3 weeks of age, almost one-third of beef calf deaths are from respiratory disease. W. Mark Hilton, DVM, Dipl. ABVP-Beef Cattle, Purdue University, generally sees respiratory issues and summer pneumonia in calves between 2–4 months of age.
Find your niche for beef farming success
High Plains Journal
Cow-calf producers in southwest Missouri raise a wide variety of type and grades of feeder calves according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
Cattlemen Look for Link Between Genetics and Health
Seasoned cattlemen have long suspected a link between calf genetics and health, and a mounting body of research is proving them right. Uncovering that connection might lead to new tools for managing disease resistance.
BeefTalk: 2010 Production Benchmarks Are In
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
In reality, the need is to grow profitable cattle that a producer can appreciate and still meet industry needs.
Each year, the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA) summarizes the average performance of beef cattle herds that are utilizing the CHAPS programs. The NDBCIA has been keeping records since 1963 and presents these annual evaluations as five-year rolling benchmark values for average herd performance for several traits.
Promoting Your Farm & Agriculture with Blogging
Today’s consumer is often far removed from the farm. They moved away, have kids of their own or sometimes it’s their parents that moved away and the kids never see food grown. The disconnect is pronounced but as agvocates take to social media it’s easy for people to connect with farms. Farmers can make use of this form of social media in several ways.
Some Folks Need A Refresher On Economics 101
Some of the industry comments made this week were simply surreal, demonstrating a very limited knowledge or concern about basic economics. For example, the idea was advanced this week by one blogger that the money invested in the muscle-profiling project, which resulted in cuts like the flat iron steak, were a waste of dollars.