U.S. May Need ‘Strategic Hamburger Reserve’ after Obama EPA Implements New Regulations
According to a representative of the cattle and beef industry, America may need a “strategic hamburger reserve” if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implements proposed new regulations for cattle producers.
“From where I sit, (the Obama administration) appears to be aimed at destroying the cattle industry in America as we know it,” Tamara Thies, the chief environmental counsel at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said on Capitol Hill last week.
Max Thornsberry: We’re Being Duped!
A good distraction is a time-honored strategy to do unto someone without them knowing what you are doing until it is too late, for them. As cattlemen, we’ve become quite adapt at distracting a mother cow long enough for our partner to grab her calf so it could be examined in safer quarters. But, cattlemen aren’t the only ones savvy enough to employ a distraction to draw attention away from what is really going on.
Despite advances in cattle industry, death loss still a problem in feedlots
Tri State Livestock News
The improvements in handling facilities and vaccinations for cattle have allowed producers to work with animals more effectively and efficiently with less people.
Follow BQA Guidelines When Culling Cows
October and November are typical months for calf weaning, pregnancy checking of cows, and cow culling. To ensure the beef industry continues to provide the best product possible for its consumers, it’s vital that cow-calf producers have a close working relationship with a large-animal veterinarian in their area, says Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Extension emeritus animal scientist.
BeefTalk: The Higher Priced Calves Bought Supper
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
With current technology, cattle buyers can call up performance measures and health histories on previously purchased cattle at the touch of a phone pad.
Fall cattle processing raises the question of just how much a producer wants or needs to do. What if two neighbors each were selling 30 steer calves and split the trucking cost?
New national ambassador team announced
The Cattle Business Weekly
Twenty-six youth competed to be the next spokesperson to share and demostrate the benefits beef provide to people at the 2011 National Beef Ambassador competition in Rapid City on Oct. 1-3.
Keep it simple
Getting the most out of a respiratory vaccine comes down to a few simple questions producers should ask themselves, says Gerald Stokka, DVM, Veterinary Operations, Pfizer Animal Health. Answering these questions can help ensure a herd health program has a strong foundation for the entire year.